One thing stood out above all in a recent visit to Malta. This island nation is an archipelago of a mere 4 small islands - only 2 of which are inhabited - yet it has more churches than there are days in the year. The churches, cathedrals and basilicas also rival...
A few miles from my house is a very nice cafe that sells great coffee, tea, gluten free baked goods and crepes with various sweet and savory fillings. I love that they sell crafts, jewelry and art by local artists. The ambiance is warm and welcoming. And their...
I arrived in New York from Rhode Island the night before the race started, making it in time for part of the Saturday evening meditation function. Later that night, well after midnight, I set my alarm with the hopes to attend the start of this 18th annual 3100 Race...
Ten years after his arrival in the West, Sri Chinmoy embarked on a 50 state American lecture tour, giving talks on spirituality at colleges and universities across the U.S. The first state visited by him in this cross-country venture was Rhode Island and the first...
As the world becomes one in overflowing love, response and tribute to Nelson Mandela, called a "Pinnacle-Pillar of Mother Earth" by Sri Chinmoy, I am touched by this tribute from children since in his towering greatness he embodied the deepest humility. As soon as I...
Inspired by the song from The Sound of Music, here is a stream of consciousness heartstorm of my recent favorite things. *Geese in flight overhead quite low to the road as I drove to work this morning. They flew by and took my hushed breath with them. *My new camera -...
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