Good evening my dear friends. It is a pleasure to be with you again. My name is Joseph. I have come to talk to you about things you need to know in life. Things like: ‘Where are my own boundaries?’, ‘How do I make the right decisions?’
You have to understand the that each and every one of you is guided by your guides and by your Guardian Angels. They speak to you as souls. So it is very important for you to try and listen to your soul once in a while. Why do so many things go wrong in our lives? Well, because we listen to our minds and our thoughts instead of our feelings, our soul. That, my friends, is the reason why so many things go wrong, why there is so much negativity, why there is so much ego, why there is so much war. Do not try to reason all the time. Do not use your mind all the time. Try to empty your selves of all the thoughts that you have because they will interfere with you making the right decisions.
If you want to live a happy life, if you want to live a fruitful life, then you will have to start to listen to your soul and to the things your guides and Guardian Angels are trying to tell you. I know it can be very hard while here on earth because we learn to trust our brains, to trust our minds, our thoughts. We are being taught to use it that way. But that is not the way it is intended. Try to forget everything that was once taught and try to feel what your soul is telling you. Your soul will not communicate with words. Your soul will give you images. Your soul will give you feelings. Your soul will make you know what is right and what is wrong without needing to think. So try and try harder and start to realize your soul knows everything there is to know to be (or become) happy, joyful, playful, loving, etc.
Know we are with you and that we will help you as good as we can but that it is up to you to decide whether you want that help or not, whether you want to listen to your soul or not. Because what your soul wants is not always what your mind wants. On the contrary, they often are very far apart. Know that it is not wrong to try and be the best you can be.
Also understand that in everything you do, you have your limitations, even though as a soul you are unlimited. You need to realize this! You are an unlimited but also a limited being in this moment in time. You, as a person, need to set boundaries. You need to do that! Do not feel bad to say no. Do not feel ashamed to not being able to help somebody or for drawing a specific boundary to protect yourself, because we all have our own needs and limitations. That is a good thing.
Do not look at those limitations as being negative but understand they are necessary to protect yourself, your physical and mental health. They also define your personality, your character and your talents. And in that perspective you will understand we all need each other. We all need to be who we are, so others can benefit from our talents and we can benefit from other people’s talents or personalities.
We are here together and we are one, whether you want to believe that or not. We have all started our journey from the same source and we will all end that journey going back to that same source. So accept your limitations and boundaries and accept those of others. Be gentle. Be understanding. Be patient with those around you and with yourself. It is when you learn to live with or by your own limitations or boundaries that you will understand the true nature of your being, of your soul.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk about the subjects. They are very relevant to all of you. Goodbye for now. Until we meet again.
Good evening my friends. My name is Paramahansa Yogananda.
I’m very glad my friend and one of my teachers, Joseph, has spoken to you. He has put in words very well the difference between mind and soul; thinking and knowing. As all of you, I’ve had my struggles, I’ve had my fights with the demons I had inside. But thanks to my master and friend and thanks to the persistence of my own soul, I came to see the light, the light that shines in all of us. It is that light that will guide you in times of trouble, in times of darkness.
But the real question is: are you willing to shine that light in times of darkness? If you choose so, you will be seen by those who do not do so, those who hide their souls. You will be there focal point. But does that matter if you truly seek happiness and joy in life? That, my friends, is the choice you yourself will need to make. Nobody else can make that decision for you. It is like Joseph said: you are the light inside of you. Sure you can construct a wall around your soul, with your thoughts and mind, so that nobody can see your true self, your light. But the only thing this will accomplish is darkness and the only thing you will feel is the urge to bring back that light out of the darkness. So choose wisely and remember with that choice comes a great responsibility and it will not protect you from the thoughts or the behavior of others. What it will do is give you everything you need to be happy from the inside and that is the only true happiness there can ever be.
I am very pleased to see all of you here. I bless you, with my love for you, and wish you a beautiful loving journey on this earth.