The All Encompassing Light of a Smile
Posted by sibbia on November 6, 2007
The best purchase I’ve ever made was of a small book. So tiny it was, about the size of a 3.5 by 5″ photograph, I practically discounted it when it finally arrived in the mail. Opening its pages has opened my mind and I am coming to think of it as my personal bible.
The little gem is titled, “Metaphysical Meditations” and is by Paramahansa Yogananda and I want to share two of the meditations with you today.
The Light of Smiles
I will light the match of smiles. My gloom veil will disappear. I shall behold my soul in the light of my smiles, hidden behind the accumulated darkness of ages. When I find myself, I shall race through all hearts with the torch of my soul-smiles. My heart will smile first, then my eyes and my face. Every body part will shine in the light of smiles.
I will run amid the thickets of melancholy hearts and make a bonfire of all sorrows. I am the irresistible fire of smiles. I will fan myself with the breeze of God-joy and blaze my way through the darkness of all minds. My smiles will convey His smiles and whoever meets me will catch a whiff of my divine joy. I will carry fragrant purifying torches of smiles for all hearts.
I will help weeping ones to smile, by smiling myself, even when it is difficult.
In the cheer of all hearts I hear the echo of Thy bliss. In the friendship of all true hearts I discover Thy friendship. I rejoice as much in the prosperity of my brothers as I do in my own prosperity. In helping others to be wise I increase my own wisdom. In the happiness of all I find my own happiness.
Nothing shall blight my smiles. Grim death, disease, or failure cannot daunt me. Disaster cannot really touch me, for within my soul I possess the unconquerable, unchangeable, ever new bliss of God.
O divine silent Laughter, be enthrroned beneath the canopy of my countenance and smile through my soul.
I will be a joy billionaire, finding my wealth in the coin of Thy realm — ever new bliss. Thus I satisfy my need for spiritual and material prosperity at the same time.
One more that is good to use every day.
Spreading Divine Joy
Beginning with the early dawn each day, I will radiate joy to everyone I meet. I will be mental sunshine for all who cross my path. I will burn candles of smiles in the bosoms of the joyless. Before the unfading light of my cheer, darkness will take flight.
Let my love spread its laughter in all hearts, in every person belonging to every race. Let my love rest in the hearts of flowers, of animals, and of little specks of star-dust.
I will try to be happy under all circumstances. I will make up my mind to be happy within myself right now, where I am today.
Let my soul smile through my heart and let my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter Thy rich smiles in sad hearts.
I will always behold in my life the perfect, healthy, all-wise, all-blissful image of God.
May you all be always blessed with divine joy, divine peace and the light of inner smiles to chase away the darkness.