Lost

Walking down the

forest path

veering to the

left and right,

for a moment

I believed

I was always right!

Suddenly,

I stepped on the

thorns of pride,

and lost everything

that I hold tight!

Then, the mind,

started acting

not so kind

and fooled me

so I became

completely blind!  

Now, lost in the woods,

completely blinded by

my moods,

I forgot the purpose of

of my walk.

It seems

there is only one thing left to do

and that is always listen and pray to You!

It seems I am gonna have to trust,

transcend all my lust,

and simply beg for your Embrace!

Actually, being lost in the woods,

does not seem that bad,

when You have me by the hand!

Actually, being lost in the woods,

allowed me to value

every step of the path

and simply surrender

fully my heart!

Yes, sometimes,

I will stumble,

but this is how

You make me humble!

Yes, sometimes,

 I won’t know the way,

but this is how

You like to play!

So, dear Friend Divine,

let me lose my way,

let me stumble,

make me humble,

but let me also

enter Your Divine Play!

Control

Control is what I strive for,

Control is what the mind wants,

but control is what the heart lacks!

Thinking day and night,

that I control this or that,

forgetting the simple fact,

that the Lord has everything intact.

Creating, 

sustaining,

destroying,

past, present, and the future,

He is ever-present,

 here, there, everywhere.

Yet, again,

I the conditioned soul,

want to possess,

lust to obsess,

and fear to confess,

that I am not in control,

that I fear of losing it all,

and always screwing it up all!

By the Grace of God,

I remembered it all,

that He is in control!

Knowledge, forgetfulness, and memory,

He brings these to us all.

Not a single blade of grass moves, 

without His will Divine.

He inspires my thoughts,

actions, and words.

He attracts, distracts, and entangles.

He provides us with what

we deserve.

So we may ask-‘Who is truly in control?!’

Control is what I strive for,

control is what the mind wants,

but control is what the heart lacks!

Oh, Forest Path Divine!

Oh, forest path Divine,

Oh, forest path Sublime,

show me the direction,

so I can pursue perfection!

Enough of wasting time,

enough of spacing out,

simply direct me towards

the way out!

I walked some time alone,

friends, family and relatives,

also came along.

I tasted all the fruits around,

but, alas, all bittersweet,

they turned out to be.

I slept under many trees,

and enjoyed their protection,

but couldn’t find any salvation.

I met some forest beasts,

as well as saintly priests,

but they didn’t provide me,

with any revelation.

At the end,

engulfed by desperation,

by some Divine intervention,

a saintly soul,

took me by the hand,

and showed me the direction!

He smiled and said:

‘Follow this forest path Divine,

and you will achieve perfection!’

Oh, forest path Divine,

Oh, forest path Sublime,

show me the direction,

so I can pursue perfection!