About four years ago I discovered a life-changing book. It was “Where There is Light” by Paramahansa Yogananda. I was leaving to pick up my husband from work and hurriedly grabbed a book from the bookcase to read while waiting in the parking lot. The pure truth of it resonated with me like embracing a forgotten part of my soul. I examined the book trying to visualize how it happened to be on my bookshelf. I could usually remember how each book came to me. I finally remembered it came from A.R.E. as a free gift. It truly was a gift, one that I had neglected for years, but as they say…. when the time is right, or when the student is ready the teacher will come.
I had never heard of Yogananda until that book. The next book to follow was his most famous, “Autobiography of a Yogi.” His other books followed. It was the beginning of a change in spiritual course for both my husband and I.
I recently got the unaltered version of “Autobiography of a Yogi,” and am now re-reading. Hardly a day has passed since that first day of discovery that I have not read the words of Yogananda. I am so incredibly thankful for his teaching.