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What is Your Legacy? Monday's Inspiration 44. A Soulful Offering to Ann De Zoysa (Rdsparrowriter)


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

"The determination in your heroic efforts,

Will permeate your Heart and mind,

Long after your success or failure, has long since been forgotten." -Sri Chinmoy

Jessie Owens left a lasting legacy, by using his speed ... his indomitable will, to fight against the forces of bigotry and tyranny


What is your legacy? Each soul is unique. Each soul is Divine and has something special to offer to the world. Nelson Mandela left something which was not necessarily related to him being President, but the spirit of dauntless courage; of sacrifice … a cry of the soul for freedom, in every African and love-seeking Heart.

We are all made in the image of Spirit and not so different after all. Some Englishmen said they were surprised to find that ordinary Russians were so welcoming, so upbeat at the last World Cup Soccer event. The truth is that we - Chinese, Indians, caucasians, blacks; native Americans or Japanese, all share the same ideals and aspirations for love, service, nutrition … security.

I wish to be remembered for being an instrument of a Higher Light … for striving for excellence … in doing my best to light a candle in each Heart, according to the Will of the Absolute Supreme.

Should I light a spark in any Heart, then my own inner flame will definitely prosper. For it is in selfless offering that I receive … in sacrifice that I myself will prosper and gain eternal life.

We are all one in Spirit. We came here to glorify or manifest the reality and beauty of Something Higher. From Bliss we came, in Bliss we live and it is in Bliss that we will return to the abode of Love. Glory be! What is your legacy?

Wisdom-Quote from the Master


Only The Bliss of Endless Peace

Down in the meadow of the

Haven of Love;

We met in an abode of speechless Light.

We spoke in stillness… no claps;

No clicking of fingers … no sound.

I wooed her beauty in my bewilderment;

Stroked her hair with the tears of my glee.

She smiled … looked deep into my eyes

and cradled my eloquence.

I left my sound, in the breath of Her Silence.

She kissed my soul as our Hearts merged;

We became ONE.

Lantern says: There in this sacrament of the Present

Moment, there was only the Bliss of endless Peace.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 1st October, 2018


"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 14:27 (Standard Version

Both Hafiz and Rumi, mystic poets, left a legacy of Love; of beautiful and inspirational poetry to give us solace

Legacies remembered

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on April 04, 2020:


The internet is changing all that

Mohammed Ali was declared the greatest sportsman of the Century while still alive.

Mandela was loved globally for what he stood for as was Magic Johnson, Mother Theresa and many more.

The point though, is to leave a mark on the world, selflessly of course, which would inspire humans for generations. Could be anything.

One man an Indian Scientist, showed that plants had emotions and feelings and he is known all over the world.

Thank you so much.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 03, 2020:

Legacies are determined after we are gone from this life. If we focused on the Golden Rule, we would not stray too far from where we should be in achieving a good legacy.

manatita44 (author) from london on October 22, 2018:

Lol. Charming really ... they represent the future as you know. Thanks a lot, Ann.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 22, 2018:

My legacy is to help my grandchildren grow up peacefully in this world.

Lovely hub.


manatita44 (author) from london on October 19, 2018:

Thank you Mary.

Good that you can find some Light and solace in my work. Impressive. I appreciate your seeking Heart.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 19, 2018:

I missed this one and I'm glad I found this. There are some gems here like...the Sacrament of the present moment...the breath of her silence. You have lines to express the spirit. They seem to flow from you so easily.

manatita44 (author) from london on October 12, 2018:

Thank you, my Brother.

You are wise. Appreciated.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 12, 2018:

I love your take about leaving a legacy. We are here for a higher purpose, no doubt about that but not many of us realize that we are here to glorify the Infinite and ultimately return and merge into it, to experience the bliss of endless peace, as you put it.

manatita44 (author) from london on October 06, 2018:

Thank you, my Sweet Li -Jen. Will read now. I'm on a spiritual retreat in Germany. Thank you so much!

Li-Jen Hew on October 06, 2018:

Hey Manatita. Keep it up with your legacy! Your poem is sweet. I like the meadow and tears of glee. A happy setting indeed. Thanks for sharing! By the way, I dropped you an e-mail.

manatita44 (author) from london on October 04, 2018:


You chose a very deep and meaningful line. May the blessings of Christ be with you and those you Love. Gratitude.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 04, 2018:

So touching: "Should I light a spark in any Heart, then . . ." Thanks for the light you bring to our consciousness about what really matters.

manatita44 (author) from london on October 03, 2018:

Yes Rinita. From Delight we came, in Delight we grow... to Delight we shall return. From Infinity when Infinity is taken away, Infinity remains. From Love when Love is taken away ... Love remains.

I am happy that you contributed to the poem as well. Thank you so much!

Rinita Sen on October 03, 2018:

Brilliantly written about legacies, Manatita. The poem is gorgeous with the oneness of spirit. Loved reading about each one's legacy. Love is the best, as it pretty much encompasses all else. I would love my legacy to be kiindness and compassion, which is just another sub-heading under love.

manatita44 (author) from london on October 02, 2018:

So kind Marlene … so sweet. Truly appreciated. The big day is the 13th. Look for that too.


Aint it so? Awesome place to be and one of enduring Love. Thank you so much. Will get around to you guys soon. Cheers.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on October 02, 2018:

This is a beautiful tribute. It inspires us to all think about the legacy we are building and the legacy that will be left when we are gone. If people remember me for one thing, I hope they remember me as someone who is honest, true in the person revealed. It is something I drill into my children on a regular basis. It helps to live as someone who acts true to themselves - not faking what you know, who you know, what you like, or don't like. You have developed a powerful legacy Manatita. You beautifully display all that is high and spiritual. I do see the light in you.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 02, 2018:

The meadow of the Haven of Love sounds like a wonderful place to be. Thank you for sharing your lovely imagery, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on October 02, 2018:

Awesome! That's cool. Love to my experience is all there is. Thank you so much!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on October 02, 2018:

One more amazing Hub! My Brother, I believe you serve your Legacy in the best way and I am proud of you!

About my Legacy, I will follow my dear brother Bill! Love! I am trying to be a transparent and clear crystal to shine His Love to the world!



manatita44 (author) from london on October 01, 2018:

A touch of Zen there, my brother Eric. 'Trying not to try.' Loving not to Love or rather loving for Love's sake. Cool, eh? Tease … tease.

Well you have left your mark here with the summons; you have some lovely children and you are an aspiring Lover of Love. That's cool too. Thank you so much!!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 01, 2018:

I suppose my legacy is "trying". Including trying not to try which is important.

manatita44 (author) from london on October 01, 2018:

A nice answer. One has to see it as one sees it, I suppose. Do the best one can, according to the twins of self effort and Grace, which ultimately leads to an inspired life. We will all be different for sure.

But again, perhaps one can be remembered like my poets here or Mandela, Jefferson, Lincoln or Martin Luther King, jnr. Who knows? Let the Divine Will speak, I say. Let our souls respond in accordance with their Light and Consciousness. Thank you so much!

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on October 01, 2018:

Since you put it in the form of a question my answer is...

Every being leaves a legacy, most human's have a "don't do as I do" theme while the few manifests reality in a way it is neither beautiful nor ugly but with the "it is that it is" theme. The legacy I want to leave is the "it is what it is" so those who would normal consider something ugly, evil or inhumane will be inspired by its outcome and those who are usually inspired by beauty, righteousness and socialism will realize both in the results. It is there that one finds "The Bliss of Endless Peace" you were inspired to reveal in verse.



manatita44 (author) from london on October 01, 2018:

An enduring one, my Friend. Wise choice. Thank you so much!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 01, 2018:

A fitting tribute to a beautiful young woman.

What is my legacy? One word: love!

Peace to you my friend

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