Wisdom from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra: Part Two

Master Your Life: Both practical and profound, yoga's quintessential guide for the spiritual life shows us how ...

Kriya Yoga Living: Uprightness

Be an Upstanding Human Being. With courage and commitment, live the simple, straightforward truth of your divine ...

Your Life Has Purpose

Remember that what you are seeking is seeking you. Divine grace arranges the meeting. Have faith.

The Key to Freedom and Happiness

Let go of self-will and discover the key to freedom and happiness. Without that key, we spend ...

Lord of Love

In the silence of our hearts, the Lord of Love hears even those dreams we leave unspoken ...

Useful Desires

Useful desires are those that lead toward greater realization, serve others, and contribute to health and well-being. ...

Unconditional Love

Unconditional love cannot be won or destroyed, only accepted or rejected. Accepting the pure simplicity of divine ...

Raise Your Consciousness

Cultivating love, offering service, and lighting the lamps of devotion for God raise our consciousness from the ...

Superconscious Meditation

Learn to witness, to observe the mental field. Watch for the moment when thought activity subsides, then ...

Divine Remembrance

God is hidden by forgetfulness. Our forgetfulness is a curtain of personal desire made by the ego. ...

Grow in Love

Self-will is a destroyer of loving relationships. It cuts the ties of compassionate caring that bind us ...

Deep Meditation Tools

The focus and resolve needed to dive deep in meditation is cultivated in the hundreds of ways ...

Willpower

Believe in yourself and exercise your divinely inspired willpower.

Support on the Path

Keep on striving toward your goal with commitment, steadfast devotion to God, and even-mindedness in times of ...

Self-confidence

Develop Self-confidence by daily divine remembrance in Superconscious meditation, followed by inspired right action, and nonattachment to ...

Faith

Worry, regret, and self-doubt cause the mind to run in circles, like a dog chasing its tail. ...

One-pointed Attention

Developing one-pointed attention is valuable on the meditation cushion and off. When the mind is calm, not ...

Beauty

Beauty invites the mind into the heart.

Heart Opening

Letting go and forgiving let love in. Humility leads the way.

“I Am”—conscious existence Itself

Without desires, the ego starts to crumble. What remains when desires and attachments are removed is the “...

Divine Love

Divine love goes before us to make a place for us; it is there to meet us ...

True Self-confidence

True self-confidence is grounded in faith; it is confidence in the Self.

Be of Service

We belong to Life. Each one of us is born with an inherent obligation to serve.

The Aim of Spirituality

The aim of spirituality is to awaken and uplift society, to establish true community on earth.

Change of Heart

Real change happens through a change of consciousness. A true change of heart is reflected in action.

Cultivate Beauty

Beauty is a window that opens to the soul. Cultivate beauty in your environment to quiet your ...

Honor the Struggle and Success

Any struggle or success we experience can be used to help us grow in faith and courage ...

The Guidance of Wisdom

Use discernment to guide the senses. Without the guidance of wisdom, senses are like a runaway train ...

Disciplined Mind

The mind, which has been allowed to roam wherever it will, at first resists the discipline of ...

Live from the Heart

As we learn to restrain the ego’s selfish desires, our relationships with others naturally improve. The ...

The Light of Compassion

The true Self remains unstained regardless of any harmful deeds we may have done. The consequences of ...

The Benefits of Daily Meditation

The benefits of daily meditation touch all areas of our life. As body and mind are purified ...

Just Be Present

Our amazing soul power to “just be present” with whatever is at hand, is the highway to ...

The Storehouse of Spiritual Principles

We all have available to us the storehouse of spiritual principles that can meet every need. When ...

Realization of the true Self

When there is realization of the true Self there is no struggle with discipline. When divine love ...

Spiritual Discipline

Spiritual discipline is arranging conditions that support living in the highest way. This discipline is not to ...

Look Within

The fundamental changes that last, those that truly matter, come forth from within us when the splendor ...

Divine Qualities Flower from Within

No amount of self-control or discipline will bring love, or peace, or joy because they are divine ...

Divine Guidance

Divine guidance is always just behind our thoughts and actions. It is the still small voice of ...

Self-discipline

Self-discipline isn’t self-control; it is self-surrender.

Joy

Joy comes from divine Love, like the fragrance from a rose.

Live Fully

Live your life as a great bliss adventure. Be willing to follow what has heart and meaning. ...

Meditative Awareness

Maintain an inner, meditative awareness, even in the midst of activities, and you will discover a centralizing ...

Divine Destiny

We are not here to make a living but to fulfill our divine destiny. To discern the ...

Divine Support

When we recognize that we are divinely supported, we truly begin to live.

Let Love Lead

To make a lasting change, let Love lead. Be established in Love.

Love

Love is the true measure of aliveness.

A Formula for Happiness

A formula for happiness: Bless what comes and bless what goes. When we bless all of our ...

The Self-knowledge

Conditions are ever-changing but they occur or arise on the ground of being, or pure existence, which ...

Observe Your Mind

Grief, anger, and greed arise in the mind. We are not the mind. We are the Light ...

Letting Go

All of life is about letting go. Letting go is necessary to expand into the true Self, ...

Contemplation of Om

Contemplation of Om, the primordial sound emanating from the field of God, purifies the mind. Absorbing our ...

Commit to Change

When the commitment to change is anchored in the soul’s inclination toward freedom, we can more ...

Free Living

An illumined mind can discern that either nothing belongs to us, or everything does. Both “some” and “...

Auspicious World

The world is an auspicious place for spiritual realization. No matter what your current circumstances, consider that ...

Love and Kindness

Watch for moments where love and kindness can be expressed. Follow that golden awareness into action.

Turn Within

Whenever we turn our minds from concerns about our work to being immersed in the conscious awareness ...

Lift Your Consciousness

Any time we feel caught in a struggle is a sign to stop and lift our consciousness ...

Prayer Windows

Look for the “prayer windows” that open throughout your day and gaze through them into the infinite ...

A Prayer Life

To develop a prayer life, we must value prayer. When we do, we can answer the call ...

Spiritual Success Formula

Success formula: Spend less time trying to figure things out and more time raising consciousness into Truth ...

Mantra

The use of a mantra, or prayer word, allows us to channel our energy toward our divine ...

Self-realization

Self-realization, to know God directly as the true Self, is the bridge that connects the inner wisdom ...

Conform Your Will to Divine Will

Will can be useful when it is guided by soul-inspired wisdom. First, we use it to follow ...

Live a Dedicated Life

A student, or spiritual seeker, is one who embarks on the path. A disciple is one who ...

Selfless Service

Service can be a burden if we believe ourselves to be the doers. It is pure joy ...

Express Yourself

Search the divine book of your heart to discern what is ready to express through you, what ...

Life’s Blessings

Those who know and experience life as full of blessings are those who believe in Life’s ...

Effective Prayer

Effective prayer is not sending out our thoughts to connect with God; it is rather an emptying ...

Let Faith Bring Peace

Don’t be overly involved with mundane thoughts, worries, or things. Don’t let your mind become ...

Watch Your Inner Dialog

Continually engage in a divine conversation by changing the focus of your inner dialogue from Me to ...

Creative Powers

More love, goodness, inspiration, wisdom, grace, and power are at work in our lives right now than ...

Inner Guidance Speaks

How do we know when guidance is correct? The soul’s peace tells us. We feel it ...

Ask for Guidance

Open your heart and mind to the Infinite and ask for guidance. How often do we ask ...

Time for Meditation

The window that we open for divine communion is not for anything but love. It is not ...

The Path of Surrender

Make the journey from head to heart. This is the path of surrender—letting go of the ...

Spiritual Mastery

We are all working on our master’s degrees. We are here to attain spiritual mastery—to ...

Innate Power of the Soul

What difference does it make to recognize the innate power of the soul? It brings us the ...

Express Who You Are

When we realize that what we are looking for is within us, we can focus on how ...

Be Authentic

Being authentic, true to our divine Self, is more important than we might ever have imagined. It ...

Realize Oneness

The invitation to realize oneness, to experience divine love and support, is always there, but sometimes we ...

Cooperate with the Infinite

We are each unique expressions of the one Reality, dwelling in the family of all beings. Our ...

The Awakening Journey

On the awakening journey, it is necessary to train our mind to look beyond the surface of ...

Live from the Soul

Connect with your soul and act from it. When you do, you will feel a river moving ...

From Ignorance to Truth

The reactions we experience are based on the meeting of an external stimulus and our own internal ...

Inner Guidance

Be observant of moods, not mastered by them. Be guided by the steady lamp of truth, not ...

Surrendered Living

Do good deeds and leave the knowledge of them to God alone. This will strengthen the divine ...

True Knowledge and Humility

True knowledge and humility are inseparable companions. They do everything together.

You are Love

You are Love itself. Live that way.

Break the Mental Chains

Strong mental chains are forged from desire and habit. Each time action is taken to fulfill desire, ...

Knowledge to Wisdom

The knowledge we acquire becomes wisdom when it transforms our will and our character for good.

True Surrender

True surrender in a devotee of God is revealed as joy in doing the work at hand.

Divine Qualities

The more our divine qualities are developed, the easier it is for us to recognize them in ...

Do Things with Integrity and Joy

Imagine watching a play and feeling responsible for the outcome of the story. It wouldn’t be ...

The Role of a Spiritual Teacher

The spiritual teacher sees the Divine in us and insists on it. The commitment of the spiritual ...

Becoming a Disciple

Becoming a disciple is not something we do in a moment. We may, in a grace-filled moment, ...

The Purpose of the Teacher

The purpose of the outer teacher or guru is to lead us home to the true Guru, ...

Mindfulness Moments

Look for those times when a moment of prayer, or mindfulness, could bring more spiritual awareness to ...

Home as a Place of Blessing

Dedicate your home as a place of blessing. With the intention to bless, we are more likely ...

Home as a Sanctuary

When a home is a place of peace—of caring, love, awareness, and appreciation for life—we ...

Revelation of the Spirit

When patience, love, wisdom, insight, and compassion are discovered within us and expressed, the invisible Spirit is ...

Transform the Ego

Becoming aware of our mistakes can strike a painful blow to the ego. If our goal is ...

Wisdom from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra: Part One

Master Your Mind: Both practical and profound, yoga’s quintessential guide for the spiritual life shows us ...

Kriya Yoga Living: Freedom from Anger

When we free ourselves from the stronghold of anger, we gain access to the transforming graces of ...

Kriya Yoga Living: Perseverance on the Spiritual Path

Perseverance, steadfast dedication, and commitment to the goal are hallmarks of success. With firm determination and joyous ...

Kriya Yoga Living: Humility

True humility, wisdom, and greatness are inseparable. Those who are wise cultivate humility.

Kriya Yoga Living: Self-Restraint

With access to superconsciousness, self-restraint is easy and natural. Learn how to function on a higher plane ...

Yoga Teachings on Prosperity

Discussion about a useful antidote to the hyper-materialism that poisons modern life. Explore how the ancient Vedic ...

Glimpses into The Jewel of Abundance Book

Yogacharya O'Brian shares glimpses of her latest gem of a book, The Jewel of Abundance.You will ...

Abundant Wholeness, Purpose, and Wisdom

Yogacharya O'Brian shares about her book Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga.

Life in Dynamic Balance

The spiritual community has struggled with the concept of abundance. Money and possessions have often been vilified ...

Cooperate with Universal Principles for Complete Well-being

Insights into the philosophy of yoga and the nuts and bolts of practice, such as setting up ...

Prosper and Keep Your Soul

How do we prosper without losing our soul?Yogacharya O'Brian discusses how spirituality and earthly success can ...

Fulfill Your Highest Potential

We can all know why we are here, how to fulfill our divine destiny, and how to ...

Yoga, Compassion, and Resilience

Yoga helps us build compassion and resilience, two important qualities for our rapidly changing times.Yogacharya O’...

One Thing That Makes All the Difference

What is it to have faith? Can it help in times of challenge and change?Join Yogacharya ...

Step Into the Stream: Kriya Yoga Teachers and Teachings for Today’s World

An esteemed lineage of teachers made the transformative teachings of kriya yoga available to us today.Join ...

Awakening, Prospering, and Fulfilling Our Higher Purpose

The four principles of Yogic philosophy: higher purpose, true wealth, pleasure and joy, and awakening to our ...

Notice Dharma Arising

We are living in a time of global spiritual awakening. Actively noticing and participating in the global ...

Pay Attention to the Stirring of Conscience

Conscience is a still small voice of God within us, the benevolent power and presence that stirs ...

Train Your Mind for Wisdom, Compassion, and Strength

Explore the three approaches of marking time, making time, and mastering time to discover the potential for ...

How to Be Happy for No Reason | Inspirational Talk with Yogacharya O'Brian

The spiritually awakened life comes with a prescription for unconditional happiness, a way to live in the ...

The Jewel of Abundance | An Evening with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

In this inspiring evening, esteemed Kriya Yoga teacher Ellen Grace O’Brian discussed an overlooked aspect of ...

Becoming Wealth Inspirational Talk with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

We are here to be a prospering presence, agents of transformation. Aligning our goal to thrive with ...

A Way to Find One's Purpose, Happiness, and Contentment

Yogacharya O’Brian led a discussion of how to find one’s life’s purpose from a ...

Life in Dynamic Balance Workshop with Yogacharya O'Brian

Yogacharya O’Brian’s workshop, "Life in Dynamic Balance," went deeper into questions like, 'Is it possible ...

The Soul Power of Freedom | Soul Powers

In this encouraging video, Yogacharya O’Brian says:“We’re living in a time of great suffering ...

The Soul Power of Clear Insight | Soul Powers

How can you light the lamp of Spiritual Presence?Take the teachings to heart — that God is ...

The Soul Power of Truth | Soul Powers

In this soul empowering video, Yogacharya O’Brian explains that Truth as the foundation of life is ...

The Spiritual Power of Love | Soul Powers

Yogacharya explores the spiritual power of love, and how love can free us from fear. Choose love.

The Power of the Mind and the Power of the Will | Soul Powers

Yogacharya explores how the power of the mind and the power of the will can be a ...

The Creative Power of the Universe | Soul Powers

Yogacharya O'Brian explores how the creative power of the Universe and the power of imagination can be ...

Stability through Understanding the Truth of Our Being | Soul Powers

Yogacharya O'Brian explored how we can find stability through understanding the truth of our being in uncertain ...

Yoga and Spiritual Practice for Self-evolution

Yogacharya O'Brian shares her review on personal observations about one's deeper understandings regarding the value of yoga ...

Dharma 365! - The Way of Mastery

Learn to live your higher purpose. Every day.

Make Love Your Aim | Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda (pt.4)

The breaking of the heart is the breaking open of our awareness. We come to know the ...

Decide to Be Happy | Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda (pt.3)

Once we decide to live from our innate wholeness, we can be happy for no reason. This ...

Stay Open | Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda (pt.2)

Every new encounter can expand our awareness—if we are willing to learn. Staying open is being ...

Be Intentional | Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda (pt.1)

To be guided by higher purpose requires us to be willing to learn, discover how to cooperate ...

Everyday Dharma | "Live Your Divine Life Now!" Pt.4

Discover how to have everything you need to live a spontaneously delightful life now. Live in accord ...

Realize Your True Self | "Live Your Divine Life Now!" Pt.3

Focus on your personal plan for complete well-being. Learn how to develop faith, let go of struggle, ...

Finding Stability and Joy in Uncertain Times | "Live Your Divine Life Now!" Pt.2

Find freedom from debilitating fear and doubt, develop clarity of purpose, strength of character, power of will, ...

Your Extraordinary Life | "Live Your Divine Life Now!" Pt.1

Begin by exploring your dharmic life—its ultimate purpose and profound potential. Find encouragement to answer the ...

Becoming Wealth | Yoga Teachings on Prosperous Living, Pt.5

What does Prosperity mean? The greatest potential of the life goal of artha, or wealth, is to ...

Taking Charge and Letting Go | Yoga Teachings on Prosperous Living, Pt.4

To overcome obstacles in life requires us to be fiercely intentional with our resolve, determination, and focus ...

Sanctuary of the Soul | Yoga Teachings on Prosperous Living, Pt. 3

Enter the sanctuary of your soul and realize the timeless truth of “I Am That.” When we ...

Find Your Within | Yoga Teachings on Prosperous Living, Pt. 2

“Finding our within” is taking the time to shift our attention from the periphery of our awareness ...

Go Ahead, Shine | Yoga Teachings on Prosperous Living, Pt.1

The greatest impulse of the divine within each of us is to be what we are: Magnificent, ...

Ten Ways to Remove Obstacles to Superconsciousness

Superconscious meditation is the gateway to Self- and God- Realization.

Take Up Love's Discipline, Pt. 1 | Teaching Series from Yogacharya O'Brian

Ellen Grace O’Brian (Yogacharya O’Brian, a title of respect bestowed upon a teacher of yoga) ...

The Jewel of Abundance - Path of Transformation with Ellen Grace O'Brian

In an interview regarding her book, 'The Jewel of Abundance', Yogacharya O'Brian says that learning how to ...

Imagine Enlightenment

Can we imagine a world in which all people are spiritually awake? Is enlightenment possible for us, ...

Our Wealth of Spiritual Resources

We each have a wealth of spiritual resources we can access to meet our needs. They are ...

True Wealth

Discover the basic spiritual law of wealth and how our ability to thrive is connected to our ...

The Prosperity Imperative: Learn to Thrive and Serve

How can we be conscious partners in a world awakening to its highest potential?Yogacharya Ellen Grace ...

Fall in Love with Your Spiritual Practice

In order to keep our meditation practice steady and strong, we need to find ways to fall ...

The Power of Intention

Discover the benefits of setting a spiritual intention. Setting a resolution to express a particular soul quality ...

Four Goals for Spiritually Conscious Living

What goals are essential for spiritually conscious living? The Vedas say there are four: finding our life’...

Awaken Your Heart

To awaken our heart is to embody the divine love and joy that is part of our ...

Meditate for Good

How does meditation support our health, well-being, and spiritual growth? How can we create a meditation routine ...

The Jewel of Abundance | Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian introduces her book THE JEWEL OF ABUNDANCE: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom ...

The Jewel of Abundance | Awakening Process with Ellen Grace O'Brian

In the yoga tradition, spiritual awakening or Self-realization is seen as the primary task for all humanity ...

The Jewel of Abundance | Life Purpose with Ellen Grace O'Brian

Yogacharya's advice to those who are having a hard time finding their life purpose is to consider ...

Yogacharya O'Brian with Linda Joy, in Inspired Conversations at OM Times

Join Yogacharya O'Brian in Inspired Conversations with Linda Joy, featured at iOM Radio Network, as they discussed ...

Yogic principles of Wealth, Abundance and Prosperity with Ellen Grace O'Brian

In this interview with Aditya Jaykumar, Yogacharya O'Brian invites us to live an awakened, creatively inspired, and ...

The Jewel of Abundance with Ellen Grace O'Brian in Path11

In this interview, Yogacharya O'Brian goes into how you can deepen your practice so you have tools ...

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian | Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

In this interview, Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian expounds on her message: "Engaged Enlightenment: An Invitation to Live ...

Role of Wealth and Prosperity on the Spiritual Path

Yogacharya clarifies the misconceptions we have around the concepts of wealth and prosperity in the spiritual practice ...

Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga

How we can apply yogic principles to create abundance in every area of our lives, now.Podcast ...

Yogic Teachings on the Purusharthas (Four Aims of Life)

Yogic teachings on the purusharthas, (four aims of life) and especially artha (prosperity).We do not necessarily ...

How to Prosper Without Losing Your Soul

How to become truly wealthy and prosperous in today's world.

Yogic Principles to Create a Fully Balanced Life

Path of yoga can provide you with the keys to prosperity and abundance. Yoga also has a ...

Discover an Inexhaustible Source of Abundance

How can we experience more balance in our busy lives and live the life we desire?With ...

Yogi Cameron's Interview with Yogacharya O'Brian

In this interview, Yogacharya speaks about abundance not only from a physical and mental view but on ...

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

Yogacharya O’Brian makes yogic philosophy accessible and inspiring for the modern mind, helping people from all ...

Living the Dharmic Life: Living a Life That Is Worthy of You

What does it mean to live a dharmic life? How can we live by the soul’s ...

How to Live with Higher Purpose

What is our higher purpose? Why are we really here?Living with higher purpose means living in ...

Take Up Love's Discipline, Pt. 2 | Teaching Series from Yogacharya O'Brian

Paramahansa Yogananda said, "You would not desire to know God if it's not possible for you". Where ...

Take Up Love's Discipline, Pt. 3 | Teaching Series from Yogacharya O'Brian

"When we know the truth of our being, we begin to live in love. When you know ...

Take Up Love's Discipline, Pt. 4 | Teaching Series from Yogacharya O'Brian

Yogacharya O'Brian advises that when life becomes challenging, pay attention to small graces of divine provision because ...

Yoga Teaching on Artha — Wealth or Prosperity

Artha—wealth or prosperity—is one of the four Vedic aims of life—to live with higher ...