In the garden of soul awakening the dewdrops of my repentance gathered at Thy lotus feet. By those tears, precious to Thee, my heart was fully cleansed.
The Restless Devotee
If a devotee falters in yoga practice, being habitually restless and materially active, then with devotion and faith in God, he should support his meditations by increasing efforts to perform in God’s name all physical, mental, and spiritual actions. His meditative activities and outer work of physically, mentally, and spiritually helping others should be motivated by the sole desire to please God. In time he will feel the presence of Him who is ever conscious of the struggling devotee’s efforts.
The Bible tells us, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”* By performance of right actions with faith in the Lord, a devotee will ultimately find, through perceptible response from Him, proof of His unseen presence.
-Paramahansa Yogananda, God Talks With Arjuna, The Bhagavad Gita, 847; Affirmation, Whispers From Eternity, 87.
Photo by Ari Weinkle, taken in a Maine morning garden: