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Swami Chidananda Motivational Thoughts

The oyster yields a pearl because that is what it holds within its bosom. The gold mind yields gold because that is that it holds within its bosom. What will you yield from within the depths of your own personality, your nature, your individual identity? What will be your gift to the world? It is for you to choose. It is for you to make this choice and to live your life in this grand arena, which gives you the occasion, the opportunity, and the unlimited scope and freedom to be what you are.
To make the right choice – purposefully, intelligently, wisely, with discrimination – is the great privilege of only one species of creatures on this planet Earth, and that is the human being. Reflect well on this, and act in harmony with this inner fact.
What a great blessing, what a great privilege this life is! It would be a pity not to see it as such. Make up your mind, therefore, that each day, every moment, at every step, your choice will be to manifest the Truth within you, and never any thing else but this. Choose always to be the best, the highest. Choose to be what you really are. Choose to be the source of blessedness.
Swami Chidananda