Day 212: “ …you realize that all along there was something tremendous within you, and you did not know it. ” Paramahansa Yogananda

Originally when Tam and David asked me in August 2017 how I managed to appear and seem much younger than my chronological years, I was puzzled. Then I shared that I had spent 40-50 years studying and teaching emotional, mental, physical and spiritual methods of staying young.

For the last two weeks, I shared how Khalil Gibran began to twist the prejudiced knots out of my mind and open new strains of thinking when I read The Prophet at 17. 61 years ago I didn’t have bright, loving, vocal friends who were posting inspiring truths on Facebook. So, reading was the way I absorbed lofty material on the farm in Northern Indiana.

For the next two weeks, I want to share some of the quotations from the book: Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. This book I absorbed 46 years ago in New York City.

This quotation may or may not be in the autobiography—however, this quote by Yogananda describes what I knew and felt and believed after reading his autobiography:

“ …you realize that all along there was something tremendous within you, and you did not know it. ”

What a relief that knowing was. What an inspiration that knowing was. What an incentive to learn that knowing was.

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