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Hiding Behind a Computer. Saturday's Inspiration 24

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Wisdom From the Master

"Where love is thick, faults are thin.

If you really love someone, then it is difficult

To find faults with him. His faults seem neglible,

For love is oneness." - Sri Chinmoy


Cobwebs within, disheveled and afraid,

I saw a luminous figure, speaking in the silence

Of my Heart. He asked if I knew why I was there,

Wanted to know what I had done for Him in life.

I had no answer. All my life I had been outward- looking,

Criticizing others, building walls against my own loneliness and fear.

I was attracted by the things I loved, as the gardener, his flowers,

Me, my adorable self, love weeping inside my selfishness.

The miser hoards his gold, sitting up on countless nights, worrying,

Anxious about tomorrow … of making more.

Me, I paid small heed to empathy, to selfless love; to prayer,

And now I seem to be in a realm where every single deed is counted.

I am anxious and alone, especially as I did so little for the Light,

Now scanning into my soul for benevolence.

I suspect It has already found my shadowed mirrors:

My fault-finding with the world; my blaming everything

Else but my own helplessness, and I’m scared.

I now long to shine like flowers; to have Love

Wipe my tears; bring sanity and laughter to a longing Heart.

For I had spent all my years, hiding behind a computer,

Blaming others for my inadequacies,

Unable to face the deep loneliness inside myself.

I had forgotten that everything I want, I already am,

That the Beloved was desperate to give me wings,

To soar into Her Heart of beauty.

Alas! I have left this world cold-hearted,

Only to awake in the tunnel, of the Ramada Inn of sorrow.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 17th January, 2020


Wisdom from the Masters

"One of the main faults of a fool is that he never changes his mind." -Sri Chinmoy

"The fault is in the blamer. Spirit sees nothing to criticize." -Rumi


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