Every two years starting in 1987, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run (an awesome global torch relay for peace founded by Spiritual visionary Sri Chinmoy) travels across America along with hundreds of other countries spreading a simple message - peace begins with...
Since the end of January, I work at a new branch of the same library system where I have worked for many years. It was built amongst some woods and I took this picture of a deer through the window of my work and paired it with this inspiring poem by Sri Chinmoy that I...
Today is the sixth annual International Day of Happiness, first started by the UN and observed on March 20th around the world. I find inspiration for growing happiness in the poems, quotes, prayers and aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy. Here are a few that provide a spiritual...
Tomorrow I will find myself immersed in a memorial observance of my Spiritual Teacher's final day on Earth one decade ago, October 11, 2007. Every year since Sri Chinmoy passed away, his disciples gather for pilgrimage and tribute on this anniversary at...
My first song composition - usually I enjoy writing prose or poetry and do not fancy myself to be much of a singer or musician. I barely read sheet music. Yet while meditating and praying at home last week, this song came to me clear as a bell. My friend Archee, a...
I loved being part of a Peace Run display/torch sharing with the Cape Verdean Independence Day Festival. Scenes from the event just published to the Peace Run official website. One of our members of the Rhode Island Sri Chinmoy Centre was born in Cabo Verde (formerly...
God's Love Tattoo Poem & Drawing by Sharani
How do you make a
God Love Tattoo?
A big, big heart that says
to You only I’m true
God's Hour Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Clocks march forward in a proper straight line
Tick tock certainty that you can spin on a dime
God’s Hour hovers like a mist beyond time
When will I awaken to this reality sublime
Moors & Marshes Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Moors and marshes cattails slight
Nobility climber or swampland plight!
When we choose the high road rather than the low
we rise above the wilderness of the valley of ego
Leap Frog Realization Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Parenthetical places inside my heart
Leap frog realization start
Hollow out the rock
pour down the chime
Bud to bough breakthrough time
Katydid Poem & Drawing by Sharani
The Ladybug smiled at the Katydid
Katy did too hop on one foot
at the Grasshopper Ball last night
And she whirled past the Mayberry Pond
My, what a sight!
Pirouette Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Who knew that life itself could spring up on its toes
like a ballet dancer pirouetting
from illusion darkness into
God’s ever-beckoning love
Pride Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Pride pops up
everything else hides.
Disaster day dawn
bottled with fizz
for a demon drink dry.
Rainbow Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Far down the road
I hear there’s a rainbow
Far down the road
I hear there’s a plan.
When I travel the lifetimes
When I travel the lands
I need an inner peace walking stick
to give me a hand.
God's Magic Hat Poem & Drawing by Sharani
I wish peace could multiply
pulled out of God’s Magic Hat
Hatch and Fly Poem & Drawing by Sharani
Was I a seeker yearning yearning for God’s friendship here on Earth?
Did I even dare to fathom what my life was really worth?
Aspiration realm indeed unconscious then You gave it a new birth
Hear that peeping inside the shell?
My soul is crying to be free
You’re my only incubator trying to help me hatch and fly
I’m your ugly duckling swan chick with the will to try and try