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Surrender Your Grief, My Beloved. Monday's Inspiration 89, for All Who Grieve

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

Lilies do not toil, yet the Beloved looks after them

Pink Lilies

Pink Lilies

Wisdom from the Master

"Surrender is a spiritual miracle. It teaches us how to see God with our eyes closed, how to talk to Him with our mouth shut. Fear enters into our being only when we withdraw our surrender from the Absolute." - Sri Chinmoy


"The way of the cross, need not have a physical cross, but calls upon us to be empty of all, but Love for Allah -- a perennial Source called by so many names." - Manatita

Life's struggle is very real, for Maya (Illusion) is God's body and nothing comes from an empty void. The soul comes into birth for experience and grows through this experience. Adversity is nothing but the candle of the Divine. - Manatita

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Surrender Your Grief, my Beloved

Surrender your grief, my beloved,

Then your tears will be wings of Light,

Flying beyond the dreariest shadows, to

The mellifluous shores of ineffable Delight.


Clematis fades in the snow-filled darkness,

Yet rise again, with each virgin sunrise.

Waves recede into the sunset of their tides,

Only to roar and curl on new horizons.


Have you ever seen a kite released, not

Rushed into the indigo blue of Freedom?

You’re a brilliant ray in heaven’s lustre;

Not a binding cord of attachment-sorrows.


Re-discover your innate beauty, for a

Heart immersed into the bliss of sweetness,

Transmutes adversity to myriad flares,

Lighting up the carousel of the soul.

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You are a unique gem, encaged in a bodily

Temple, even as the cocoon unfurls, to show

That the butterfly is real. You must yearn, but

Let this sweet longing be for the exalted One,

Supplying the needs of your inner hunger.


Loss will usually create pain, a sign that we

Have not yet let go; it’s ok. The baby eagle needs

Its mom in order to learn flying; when strong

Enough, it soars into the vastness of perennial freedom.


The balm in the gleam of moonlight, heals so

Much pain! Light shares the same language, as

Rainbows and colours; all rest in repose, in the

Oneness of Joy. It is not blood that’s concealed in the

Veins of misfortune, only the path to tomorrow’s sunrise.


Heaven has bathed you with its charisma,

Bedecked you in boons of the most precious

Kind. One day the blue moon will bow in obeisance;

Stars pay homage to your resplendence, even as the

Bewildering Andromeda, answers to your commands.


Lantern says: “Do not fear, my dear Icarus,

For even as the intensity of despair singe your

Feathers, so too my Beloved is preparing you, like

An Alchemist, to enter the vast emptiness of enduring Love.


- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier21th August, 2021

Wisdom from the Master

"The present-day world wants individuality. It demands freedom. But true individuality and freedom can breathe only in the Divine. Surrender is the untiring breath of the soul in the Heart of God...

When an individual is surrendered to God's Will, he will have abundant Joy." - Sri Chinmoy

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Wisdom from the Master

"Spontaneous love for the Divine is surrender, and this surrender is the greatest gift in life. For when we surrender, the Divine in no time gives us infinitely more than we would have asked for." - Sri Chinmoy

Loss and coping

© 2021 manatita44

Comments

manatita44 (author) from london on August 24, 2021:

Haha.

You like my word? Sweettt!!! Surrender is the goal of life, but also the key to life. It is not 'letting go', it is an offering your all, good and bad to a Higher Love by faith, knowing that it is your Father/Mother God, and that His/Her Love for you is eternal

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 24, 2021:

Manatita

I love how your words describe this one.

We are like that kite that is released into the indigo blue.

Just put your worries into the supremes hand...he will guide you.

Sweet!!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 24, 2021:

Gratitude, my friend.

Yes, Surrender is full of joy. It acknowledges that Allah is responsible for us and asks His/her Will in our well-being, knowing that He/She cares. - lantern

VIDYA D SAGAR on August 24, 2021:

Beautiful poetry Manatita. Surrender makes grief bearable. Knowing that the loved ones are in a safe spiritual space, free from pain and suffering helps deal with the loss.The quotes of Sri Chinmoy are uplifting. Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

Reassuring Rinita.

You have explained it better than me. What is there to grieve about? We are suffering our 'grasping', attachments and bondage, even while the immortal soul has left for the abode of peace from whence it came. Thank you so much and for mentioning this hugely beneficial and practical book. Om Shanti!

Rinita Sen on August 23, 2021:

It's natural to grieve, but it's more natural to surrender, even grief to the divine love.

What makes grief harder is that we don't realise that which is more natural.

As Sri Krishna said, the body is just the clothing of the soul. As the clothing fades away, the soul will find new clothes.

The people we grieve are the clothes not the souls. Because if we'd realise that they were souls that could never die, we'd never grieve.

Much joy to you for writing such sublime verses.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

Hi Janis.

Good to see you. Of course, you understand. Thank you so much!

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on August 23, 2021:

Beautiful teaching about how to let go of grief by changing your perspective. Surrender, let go and be free of the tears, empty to embrace joy, return to God. Thank for this, manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

Thanks Peggy.

Very necessary, grief, I agree. In my Mother's piece, No Guide to Grief, I have covered this and of course my Guru ji endorses grief fully. Perhaps I'm just trying to encourage hope, faith ... to say that all is not lost; that there will be an even brighter tomorrow. A very wonderful sentiment from you. Much Gratitude.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 23, 2021:

If a close family member dies, it is hard not to grieve their loss. I have lost both of my parents and both of my younger brothers. We have also lost many of our dearest friends. Grief is a natural part of life, if the person is near and dear to one's heart. There are stages of grief that we experience as a part of the healing process.

We can be happy that they are now in a spiritual realm and free of pain and the cares of the world, but we still miss them. With time, memories of them bring smiles in place of tears. For those who do not believe in an afterlife, it must be so much more difficult.

Your words always point us to what lies beyond this life, and it is full of light and bliss. Blessings to you and all those who mourn the loss of loved ones.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

Bill, you're very wise, Bro.

Some say the idea of cremation, was initially for a celebration. Many come to our homes in the Caribbean, only to drink the rum and eat the food post someone's death. Chuckle. It is meant to be a celebration.

When you think about it, the soul is released from struggle and returns to God. It is we who are 'grasping.' Yet some must, in this paradox of life.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 23, 2021:

Lovely, lovely, and lovely.

I do not allow grief any longer. I prefer to celebrate the life shared with another, rather than mourn their loss. It is a much healthier approach for me. :) Blessings always, my friend!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

Thanks Ravi.

I find myself trying to think what your name means. What does Ravi mean?

I thank you for your loving and heartfelt contribution and look forward to reciprocating same. Yes, more noticeable loss recently. Higher blessings! Om Shanti!

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on August 23, 2021:

Beautiful words Manatita.And these wonderful verses are so true in today's world when we are in the grip of loss of life and wealth and feeling lost and what is to be done next. Your verses infuse a new burst of energy to keep going until we attain our objectives. Thanks for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

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manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

Namaste, my Didi ji behen,

Yes, so many of us are experiencing loss in one form or another. That is why I told Pamela that cute Buddha story. You probably know it as well.

I have a few poems on grief or grieving, which is necessary and differs according to each person. There's no real guide or compass to grief. I have a way of embracing or accepting, as I see Brahman as the good, the bad and everything else. Makes it easier, but yes, I do acknowledge that it is difficult for many, as John says.

I have always and still continue to reach out to serve aspiring seekers ... those who feel the need for a greater meaning to, or a more meaningful life. I know you are on this Path also. Much Love.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

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Once you feel that you have understood the Hubpages tools, then read and comment on the works of those you feel an affinity with and it is likely that they will return your gesture of a writers respect.

I am enclosing Chitrangada ji's wonderful article for new Hubbers. You have approached me twice to ask me to follow you. If you choose work that you like and read and comment on them ... if your own work is engaging, then writers will also follow you.

Here is Chitrangada's hub: https://hubpages.com/community/10-Important-Remind... Welcome here and best wishes.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 23, 2021:

So thoughtful of you, to compose this beautiful poem at a time, when so many of our fellow human beings, might be in need of such comforting words.

It’s not easy to stay strong in times of grief. Surrendering to the Supreme, is the only way to do it.

As always, beautifully crafted poem, with words of wisdom.

Thank you for sharing and have a blessed day/ week!

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manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

Ameen! Sukriya. Wa iyakki!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on August 23, 2021:

Wasalam bro,

Bon Voyage and get there safe!

May your journey be free from stress and bring you home safely. Amen! My best wishes are always with you. Take care and stay safe and healthy. :)

manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

Salaam, mi habibti.

Just returned from the airport. Had a seamless test. 59.00. Two more to go, probably 69.00 each. Off to Germany on Thursday on retreat. Any better? Sending you white roses of Love.

Yes. Rumi is rather special and thank you for appreciating Guruji's quotes. A lot more from Chapter 10 0nwards. Gratitude

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on August 23, 2021:

Beautiful piece of writing, bro. Surrender is the only key. I enjoyed reading everything you've written. No doubt, there's a joy in surrender. I also liked quotes by Sri Chinmoy Ji.

As Rumi said,

"Looking at my life

I see that only Love

Has been my soul’s companion

From deep inside

My soul cries out:

Do not wait, surrender

For the sake of Love." -- Rumi

Thanks for creating this beautiful hub. Take care and stay happy.

Blessings and Peace!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

Yes Rosina.

It is not a 'letting go' in the mundane sense. It is an offering of everything to our Father/Mother God, knowing that She loves us and will continue to work only for our happiness. Thank you so much!

John, yes bro.

Once again my empathies and like Pamela, though different, I believe that your wife has difficulties as well. God bless you both! Gratitude

manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

I feel for you Pamela. Indeed I see John here as well and both of you has had your fair share. Me too. My mom and sis being the closest. Sujata asked the Buddha to bring her dead child back to life.

The Buddha asked her to bring some mustard seeds from any house which had not experienced deah or suffering. She couldn't and wisdom dawned on her. Life is like that. Thank you so much Pamela.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 23, 2021:

Thank you for this article, bro. It means a lot for quite a few of us who are grieving at the moment. Peace.

Rosina S Khan on August 23, 2021:

Beautiful poetry. I guess surrendering to the divine is really advantageous. The quotes from the Master and others including yours seem like lovely gems. Thanks for sharing, Manatita.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 23, 2021:

Loss is a difficult fact of life. My mother passed away two years ago and I still miss her.

This is a beautiful poem, Manatita. You shine a light on so many things in this Hubpage community. Your touching prose is always uplifting.

Thank you sharing this touching poem.

Much love and blessings for you, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 23, 2021:

Thank you, Shahg15

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