Yogananda, Citrus Basils, and Gratitude


Our generous neighbor gave us clusters of yellow lilies last autumn that we’re going to move into the front flower garden this weekend. Yesterday, I planted lime and lemon basil seeds in a large pot. These varieties never grow as robustly as the Italian basil, but I hope to have success this summer. 

Lime and lemon basil are the perfect summer herbs for cooking and sun tea. Speaking of sun tea, I made our first pitcher of it this week, and it’s already gone. We planted two green pepper and two orange pepper plants in the food garden – the first plants to go in there this season. We’re on our way.

I have been reading the autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda, and now I’m wondering if a visit to the Self-Realization Fellowship in California would be a worthwhile trip. 

Yogananda was a spiritual genius. A brave man, he traveled alone to the U.S. from his home in India in the 1920s, when this country was wild with materialistic indulgence. And in spite of the culture of the day, and a serious language barrier, he led hundreds of thousands to enlightenment.

Today, I’m filled with gratitude. It’s a great way to be.

Live in peace.

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