"Today is my sixty-fourth birthday—spiritual, that is. September 12, 1948, I was accepted as a disciple by Paramhansa Yogananda... I didn't expect the path to God to be easy, which is fortunate because it hasn't been! My body, for one thing, has given me trouble all my life. Still, here I am at 86, still energetically serving God. Mentally I have had my hardships, but I'm grateful for all of them. As Master said, "Living for God is martyrdom." I am indifferent to whatever punishes my ego. Indeed, I'm grateful for it. For ego is the one thing we must overcome, if we would know God."
If we could only remember that we must overcome ego-consciousness. No matter how pleasant or unpleasant, let us offer every activity, event and circumstance up to our Heavenly Father/Divine Mother/Friend/Beloved God/ The Infinite Cosmic Consciousness as we face every day, every hour, every minute of our lives. We will indeed achieve self-realization and eternal happiness .
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. Namaste, henry