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SUMMER 2018 VOL. 30 NO. 2

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SATSANG

2 HOW THE MIND WORKS
by Swami Amar Jyoti
Understanding the four divisions in the mind. If you walk with the shield of self-control, nothing can disturb you.

FEATURES

10 LUMINOUS LIFE
by Jacob Israel Liberman
Light is more than waves and particles. It is a purveyor of Consciousness.

15 
EMBRACE THE QUIET, THE SLOW, THE SIMPLE
by Erin Leyba, PH.D.
Rest and relaxation are vital to preserving energy and well-being. How to prioritize downtime with your family.

18 
VISITING THE SAINTS OF INDIA WITH SRI DAYA MATA
by Sri Mrinalini Mata
A pilgrimage of a lifetime: visiting living saints and holy places, meditating in the immense presence of the Divine.

22 HOW THE LIGHT COMES
Poem by Jan Richardson, Commentary by Roger Housden
“I cannot tell you how the light comes, but that it does. That it will."

25 LEOPARD WARRIOR
by John Lockley
A young white South African becomes the disciple of a respected shaman in the Xhosa tradition, and a bridge between cultures.

28 
BREATHING LOVE, MEDITATION IN ACTION
by Jennie Lee
All defenses become unnecessary as we let go into the love that created us.

30 
AWAKENING TO THE WE
by Patricia Albere
Our essential nature is unity—with each other and with all of life.

34 
YOGA RISING: EMPOWERING STORIES FROM YOGA RENEGADES
by Melanie C. Klein
Three yoginis see the eight-limbed path for what it truly is: a great equalizer and unifier of humanity.

36 
RUMI ON WORDS AND SILENCE
by Rasoul Shams
When words come from our higher consciousness, they make an opening into the infinite realm of meaning and the Spirit.

38 
HARNESSING RESILIENCE IN THIS AGE OF SURPRISE
by Deirdre Hade
The great age of Transformation is now. Finding resilience and connection in the midst of calamity and loss.

42 
PARAM PARA: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH
by Swami Amar Jyoti
How did we become unconscious of our Divinity? Finding the balance to true humility. Growing into God’s universal love.

44
 EVOLUTIONARY EXPANSION OF CONSCIOUSNESS
by Bret Cox
In today’s global community, we need to come together as one. If we can do this, a powerful consciousness of unity will rise until it floods all of humanity.

50
 SMUGGLING DONKEYS
by Stephan Bodian
Mindfulness practice helps you focus deliberately, to see clearly, with deeper awareness.

64 
THE HARDER YOU BURN, THE BRIGHTER YOU SHINE
by Jeff Foster
Our burning is exactly what will make our light shine more brightly. Our deepest pain can become our transformation.

REVIEWS

46 Books, Mixed Media, Books for Children, Audio, Spiritual Cinema

SEEKERS BAZAAR

51 Tools for Your Journey

Traveler walking along the road to the mountains.

Art credits for Vol30_2: Summer 2018

COVER: Photograph by artpipi | istockphoto.com
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