Integral Yoga Publications
One's whole life is an obstacle course. The more obstacles you overcome, the bigger the prize. If you avoid the obstacles, then there is no prize. Without those obstacles, you would never discover your capabilities. So instead of cursing the obstacles on your path, or the people who placed them there, try to find ways that will help you face them and overcome them. And when you do, a great joy will arise within you and you will bless the obstacles instead of cursing them.
This quote from Overcoming Obstacles captures the flavor of total positive thinking with which Swami Satchidananda teaches us to approach life's inevitable challenges and convert all to opportunities for victory, fun, fulfillment, and joy. Overcoming Obstacles is full of practical and priceless guidance.
Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first yoga masters to bring the classic yoga tradition to the West. Invited to America in 1966 by the iconic pop artist Peter Max, he taught yoga postures, meditation, and a compassionate vegetarian lifestyle. In 1969, he opened the Woodstock Festival and became known to an entire generation as the Woodstock Guru he founded the global Integral Yoga organization, Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville and the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (Lotus.org).