Heavenly Father, descend within me. Make me feel that Thou art present in my brain, in my spine, and in my deepest thoughts. I bow to Thee.

How To Avoid Mistakes

Errors in judgement are a result of not having developed intuition. Most of you have had the feeling that you could be great, and do great things; but because you have lacked intuitive power, that potential has, for the most part, remained dormant.

Since the judgement of your mind is conditioned by the information of the senses, if your senses become deluded you may think a person is wonderful without knowing what he truly is inside. You may think you have found your soulmate, so you enter into matrimony; and then end up in the divorce court. But intuition will never make such a mistake. It will not look at the magnetic power of the eyes or at the attractive face or personality of a person, but will feel and perceive accurately in the heart what that person is really like.

To progress and to avoid the misery of mistakes, you have to find what is the truth in everything. This is possible only if you develop your intuition. In your relationships with others, in your business, in your married life, in every part of your life, intuition is essential. By not developing the faculty of intuition, you make wrong decisions, pick up the wrong business associates, and get caught up in wrong personal relationships.

There is always uncertainty in depending only on the material ways of success. But the intuitive way of success is different. Intuitive perception can never be wrong. It comes by an inner sensitivity, a feeling by which you know in advance whether or not you are going to succeed by following your determined course.

-Paramahansa Yogananda, SRF Mag Fall 2011, p 10; Affirmation, Metaphysical Meditations, p 26.

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Four Ways To Figure Out What’s Going Wrong With Your Job Search

You’re good at what you do and have plenty of experience but for some reason, your job search has stalled. With high competition, every step in the application process matters; opinions are formed at every step, and each interaction is an opportunity to impress or be eliminated from the process. With that in mind, your best bet is to diagnose the problem and hone in on what needs to change for you to get interviews and get hired.  Here are four of the main reasons a job search goes south, and how you can overcome them.

No but do you guys realise how brave Hermione was on a day-to-day basis? Hermione’s worst fear was rejection, failure and loss. Not just in terms of her schoolwork, but in terms of her friendships. Her worst fear in the world was not being accepted by her friends. But sometimes (often) they were wrong about things, and sometimes they didn’t realise the danger that might be right in front of them. Hermione knew that standing up to her friends, telling them they were wrong about something, or trying to protect them from something they didn’t want to be protected from, might cost her their friendships. She knew they would get frustrated, angry or irritated with her. She knew they might get exasperated with her as she continuously strived to do the right thing. But did Hermione ever back down, change herself for them? Did Hermione ever NOT do the right thing because she allowed her fears to overcome her? No. Hermione stood up to her friends, she stood up to injustice, she always fought for the side of righteousness, she did what she thought was best for the people she loved most, even when her actions might damage her friendships. She put her friends’ welfare above her fears without ever letting them trample all over her. Hermione knew her worth and she wouldn’t accept less; she wouldn’t back down. She also knew her friends’ worth and she fought to protect them and educate them even when they didn’t see how kind she was being. Hermione literally faced her worst fear on an almost daily basis and she never let it overcome her. That’s how brave Hermione Granger is.