“True inner joy is self-created. It does not depend on outer circumstances or outer achievements.” – Sri Chinmoy
The Wings of Joy by Sri Chinmoy is a perennial favourite of mine. This is Sri Chinmoy’s best-selling book, and I can easily see why. Each section relates to a particular aspect of spirituality for practical application to daily life: a collection of inspirational anecdotes, parables and aphorisms. Every time I pick it up – whether to seek guidance on a particular topic, or just opening pages at random – I seem to find something new. I have bought several copies over the years as gifts; the timeless wisdom seems to have universal appeal. The is on the suggested reading list at the free meditation courses the Sri Chinmoy Centre offers in my home city of York.
“The Wings of Joy reminds all of us what is truly important. It is a blueprint for inner peace and true joy.” – Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul