Invite Your Friends

by Sri Chinmoy

Feel that you are standing at your heart's door and that you have invited love, peace, light, delight and all your other divine friends to visit you. But if complexity, insincerity, impurity, insecurity, doubt and other negative forces appear, please do not let them enter. Try to feel that both the divine qualities and the undivine qualities have taken the form of human beings, and that you can see them with your human eyes.

Every day try to invite one friend to enter your heart's door. This will be the beginning of a divine friendship. One day you will allow only your friend love to come in; the next day you will allow your friend joy to come in. After some time, you will have the capacity to invite more than one friend at a time. In the beginning you may not be able to pay attention to more than one friend at a time, but eventually you will be able to invite all your divine friends at once.

- from Meditation, Man-Perfection in God-Satisfaction by Sri Chinmoy.