The Heart of the Matter
February 14, 2013
We're All in This Together

The first time I met Joan Apter she was standing in a field in Montrose, Colorado speaking to anyone who would listen about the experience of connecting to the timeless place of love inside every single human being on the planet.

I stood there and listened and she waxed on and on, never tiring, always giving, sharing, and radiating joy. It's 41 years later and Joan is still at it, God bless her.

A few months ago, Joan was diagnosed with breast cancer and, as you might imagine, the medical bills are piling up.

Which is why I'm taking this moment to ask you to consider making a donation, via IndieGoGo, to help pay Joan's medical expenses.

Every little bit helps.

Please give what you can and let's show our love and support to this amazing human being.

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at February 14, 2013 12:08 PM


i don't know if the very few dollars i could afford now would do as much good as something a little more is something i found particularly interesting and helpful just a few years ago when i had a cancer scare. BELOW is the particular exerpt from Yogananda's AUTOBIOGRAPHY i want to share preceded by the link for the page from which it is taken. this is part of the original book posted for free by the Ananada Community, founded by Kriyananda


Kriya Yoga is referred to by Krishna, India's greatest prophet, in a stanza of the Bhagavad Gita: "Offering inhaling breath into the outgoing breath, and offering the outgoing breath into the inhaling breath, the yogi neutralizes both these breaths; he thus releases the life force from the heart and brings it under his control." 2 The interpretation is: "The yogi arrests decay in the body by an addition of life force, and arrests the mutations of growth in the body by apan (eliminating current). Thus neutralizing decay and growth, by quieting the heart, the yogi learns life control."

Posted by: sanfranciscojim1 [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 19, 2013 02:55 PM

Hi Mitch,

I spoke one time at a event in brighton and remeber she said to me: You really enjoy it every moment.-

anyway.. when there is not enough money. No problem! She has luck because i know something else .

give her my e-mail adress and i can tell her:

--please look up this comment!

with kind regards

Julian Mercuri-Cramer

Posted by: Julian [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 20, 2013 07:56 AM

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