What will I be doing?
I will be repeating and chanting
God’s Inspiration, Encouragement
And Enthusiasm-Names.

Alas,
Very few people enjoy
Walking along life’s
Transformation-road

When my heart suffers,
My soul comes
With an overwhelming flood
Of sympathy.

Move away, my mind!
My God wants to enter
Into my heart.

Where is God?
God is just behind me,
Watching me very carefully.

Our prayers
Inch by  inch
Take us to God’s Feet.

Our meditations
Mile by mile
Take us to God’s Heart.

All sincere seekers
Agree on one thing:
We need God the Love
More than God the Power.

The mind thinks
That it can easily live
Without God’s Love.

The heart feels and knows
That it cannot live
Even a fleeting second
Without God’s Love.

The mind
Does not love God.
The mind
Does not need God.
It enjoys only
Its self-importance.

By: Sri Chinmoy

Selected Prayers from “My Christmas- New Year-Vacation-Aspiration-Prayers” Part 24