A Hong-Sau Takeover

When Dr. Lewis first met Paramhansa Yogananda, the guru said to his first kriya yoga disciple in America, “Will you always love me as I love you?”  Even though Dr. Lewis was meeting Yogananda for the first time, he felt an irresistible divine love and attraction to the young Indian Swami. Dr. Lewis said, “Yes, I give you my unconditional love.” Rubbing his hands together, Yogananda replied, “Good, now I can take charge of your life.” What does it mean … Read More

Toss Understanding, and Come To Me As Kindness

As a communications major, I recognize the irony of my existence; communication has been the most frustrating part of the human experience for me. I’m sure many people share this challenge! When I think about how diverse we are as people (our likes, our dislikes, our genetics, our karma, our life experiences), it’s no wonder to me that most people find it difficult to communicate. We’re living in such different realities a majority of the time! Understanding others requires us … Read More

Worth in Being

When I was about nine years old, my uncle and older cousin gave me a nickname. It was “UPS” which stood for “Useless Piece of (you know what four letter word).” You might think, “How horrible of them!”” They are actually both very kind and caring people. They were expressing their affection through an Italian tough guise. Okay, maybe it wasn’t the best way to encourage a youngster. Can’t we all relate to feeling useless or even worthless at times? … Read More