Yesterday, I was lying out in the sun and ruminating over exactly why I want to know God. What I came up with is that I want to know Him because I want to know the real me. If every body has a soul that is a spark or a reflection of God, then that’s who I really am: a soul, the me that no one can see; the me that’s ever-unchanging; the me that won’t die when this body dies.
Infinity is Our Home. We are just sojourning awhile in the caravanserai of the body. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda, Journey to Self-Realization
Finding me, I find Him; or finding Him, I find myself. It still seems like more of a selfish motive; nonetheless, it’s a motivation I can get behind in my desire to keep practicing this spiritual path. I got the tingling sensation, what I call “truth tingles”, at the point between my eyebrows (spiritual eye) as I had these thoughts. ✨
The moon’s reflection cannot be seen clearly in ruffled water, but when the water’s surface is calm a perfect reflection of the moon appears. So with the mind: when it is calm you see clearly reflected the mooned face of the soul. As souls we are reflections of God. When by meditation techniques (Be still, and know that I am God — Psm 46:10) we withdraw restless thoughts from the lake of the mind, we behold our soul, a perfection reflection of Spirit, and realize that the soul and God are One. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda, Where There is Light