A Prayer

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My dearest God,

I fear:

Not death that may hit us without notice,

Nor failures that may kick in when most unexpected;

Not calamities that may engulf us without mercy,

Nor miseries that we may come across in everyday life;

Not the tensions of work or family as the case may be,

Nor the physical pains that we may have to endure;

But:

Loss of freedom to express and do what I will,

Loss of strength to take the right decisions,

Loss of balance to judge what is fair and what is not,

Loss of humility when there are successes,

Loss of patience to be kind to others,

Loss of spirit to take life as it comes.

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Please take care and bless me with what I need even if it is not what I may wish for.

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Experiencing God…

 

  A subtle reflection while reading a book written by a Yogi…

 

 

 

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You can’t find God in the ether,

Nor can you find Him in the infinite ocean;

You can’t see Him when the sun dims the skies,

Nor in the scorching heat when the air fries;

He cannot be found in the snow covered mountains,

Nor in the deep dark caves hidden by frothing fountains;

He doesn’t emerge in front of you if you so scream,

Nor does He show up just like that in your dream;

In His presence, man is so mundane and prosaic,

If one wants to feel Him, one has to be truly stoic;

He needs to be felt, he needs to be experienced,

He is omnipresent , yet not visible to the naked eye;

It could take years to master this magic of vision,

And tons of forbearance to witness this illusion;

It need not always be a saint in a saffron robe,

Or an ever sacrificing person on the crucifix;

It could be any simple soul with a great passion,

Who perseveres to seek this great omniscience;

It is the joy and privilege of a blessed few,

Who have been able to feel the embrace of His presence!

It is not spirituality,

It is not philosophy,

It’s a self realization,

It’s a state of mind,

That befits only a true Yogi…