Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- A Yogic New Year's Goal
"The real way to celebrate the happy New Year
is not to run after happiness outside of yourself.
Try to find that hiding happiness within you.
If you don't have happiness in you, you won't
find happiness anywhere outside. Essentially we
are all happy, we are all joyful, we are all
peaceful. Nobody and nothing can make you happy.
Whether new year or old year or good year or bad
year, don't blame the year for that. It is up to
you to enjoy your own happiness or to run after
the borrowed happiness, temporary happiness. So
may this New Year make you realize your own happiness
and to celebrate not only the New Year, celebrate
new minutes. Every minute is new. And the easiest
way to find happiness is to put yourself in the
hands of the Almighty, the supreme God. Whatever
you do, do it in the name of God. Let that be your
New Year's goal. May God help you to achieve that.
Thank you, and God bless you.
"God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
For more by and about Swami Satchidananda:
- "When even one virtue becomes our nature, the mind becomes clean and tranquil. Then there is no need to practice meditation; we will automatically be meditating always."
Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda