If you lead a dedicated life, peace and joy will come automatically. But without such a life, all your yoga postures, breathing, chanting, and meditation will be of no use. They’ll be rituals without any meaning, decorations for a lifeless body. Only with the proper understanding is it worth having a healthy body and a sound mind.
Karma Yoga alone is enough to save your soul. You won’t have to force yourself to serve others if you know the benefits of such service. The greatest joy in life is doing something for somebody else. Unfortunately, many people have never tasted real joy, but once you do, you will never want to do something only for yourself again. You will look for opportunities to serve. Whether it’s day or night, you won’t want to miss the supreme joy of dedicated service. So let us live the life of karma yogis and thus retain the God in the form of Peace and Joy in us. And when you shine with that Peace, you will not only expose yourself, but you will bring Light to all around you.