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My Life-Song. Monday's Inspiration 75


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

On music and sound

Music is the language of the soul. When it comes to worship (Ibadah), or spiritual practices, music is one of the most powerful forms of meditation and a conduit to the soul. Some speak of chants, while others use aphorisms or slokas in a particular way and this can be very effective also, depending on the nature of; the intensity of the individual soul.

Practically all Paths, use music or chants or recite slokas, which in themselves are extremely lofty, eloquent and sublime. Words carry spiritual energy, when used in a devotional way accompanied by faith, and music opens the door of receptivity, like the curtain to the sun, flooding the soul with beauty.

Guzheng (Zither)


My Life-songs

We are unique notes on the zither, of the

Music of life, playing our symphonies, in this

Prudent Orchestra of supernal excellence.

My life-song is the lyrical notes of Bob Dylan,

Cascading the wafts of solace in myriad Hearts.

It is the ethereal longing of a Lennon, calming

Despairing voices in the citadel of the soul.

My life-song is in the sweet sacrifice of a mother’s

Tears; the ethereal fragrances of her love,

Concealed in the concern and resilience for her children.

My life-song asks me to be kind; empathetic, for it knows

That each soul has its own struggles, and its thoughts

Turn largely upon itself; its constant challenges.

My life-song speaks of Love --that invisible within,

Propelling me to seek meaning and purpose

In all things, in my quest for true identity.

Love is the inner sweetness that walks with me,

Carrying my shadows and dancing my joys. It

Is the Light that floods my core with an un-

Spoken sweetness, nestling in the light of its own intensity.

How can I exist, without this song-bird of the dawn?

The starling carrying melodies, so that I can sing?

She visits me, in the throes of my deepest desires;

In the lamentations of negro spirituals, she’s there too.

The addict bellows a cloud of smoke from his

Addictions, because he too, seeks this ambrosial delight.


Sometimes, the moon is hidden by dark clouds,

Yet in the lustre and grandeur of the heavens,

I see so many nebulae! At times the tide is fast

And the waves overpowering, yet it is then

That Love caries me safely, to the golden shore.

My life-song is in the Heart of man,

And in the dark seeds of mental turmoil.

For if the stars do not descend into darkness,

How else will I be able, to see the illustrious Light?

My life-song unifies the Spirit; emanates the life

Of harmony and soars on the wings of candescent

Beauty. It adorns the robes of the glimmering sun,

And brightens the torch of inspiration.

My life-song conquers all that is unlike Truth;

Yet is patient, like the tortoise –diligent, yet never

Hurrying its stride. As a tree will not stand without

Cemented roots, neither does a house without foundation.

My life-song endlessly creates cadences of enduring

Love, so we can sing and dance like butterflies,

Mirroring the ever-increasing tapestry … of Being.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 13th December, 2020

Lavenders, in the right mood, whispers music to the Heart


Music and its value to spiritual practice

© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on December 17, 2020:

Indeed! Sweet!!

Thanks Brenda! Merry Christmas!!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on December 17, 2020:


What a lovely poem.

We must first see the darkness to enable us to see the light.

Music does to the soul what sunlight does to flowers.

Enjoyable read.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 17, 2020:

Love is the greatest force. You can't go wrong. Much Love!!

Marlene Bertrand from USA on December 17, 2020:

Music is such a huge part of my life. Your poem is inspirational in helping me realize that my life song is love... pure love... Agape love for others.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 16, 2020:

Indeed, my Dear, as you should.

You came from a very exalted past. Much Love.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 16, 2020:

Thanks Manatita. You made me reflect on my own life-song.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 15, 2020:

So sweet, Linda. So happy you like it! We are growing, together, you and I. Happy Holidays!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 14, 2020:

Your poem is beautiful, Manatita. In fact, it's one of my favourites from you. I think that music is definitely the language of the soul!

manatita44 (author) from london on December 14, 2020:

Thank you Peggy. Appreciated!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 14, 2020:

This poetic expression of wisdom is so beautiful! Keep them coming!

manatita44 (author) from london on December 14, 2020:

You understand my work. awesome! Om Shanti!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 14, 2020:

Inspiring poem, and beautiful thoughts expressed in your poem. It’s a pleasure to read your poem, which conveys the message of peace, love, music, and wisdom.

Thank you for sharing this inspirational poem.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 14, 2020:

Thanks Linda.

We need some uplifting news now. Stay close and well with the family. Much peace.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on December 14, 2020:

Your "life song" is a beautiful orchestration of love and kindness and selflessness. Thank you for the beautiful message. I pray that everyone who reads this finds peace and recognizes his or her song within.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 14, 2020:

So sweet of you to say so. Thank you, Pamela. Appreciated!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 14, 2020:

Your "life-song" of love and music is beautifully expressed in your poetry, Manatita. It is wonderful to read this beautiful message to begin the week.

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