A Journey Inside



For a few
Life is not a race
Not running in a haste
For an image
Life is a journey
Sitting with an erect spine
Closing ears and eyes
Organs of senses
Calming the body, mind
One moves along the spine
Raising his consciousness
From mundane to the sacred
From poison to the elixir
Feeling the subtle vibrations
Deep inside

For a few
Life is listening to the beats
Emanating from the heart
Feeling the rush of blood
in the arteries and veins
Sensing Prana Vayu
in cells and membranes
Listening to the music of life
The divine OM coming out
Rhyming with the vibrations inside

For a few
Life is listening to the breath
The air coming in and going out
Watching the process as an outsider
Without being involved.

For a few
Life is meditating on the Chakras
In the spine to unlock the lock
between the brows
On the pineal gland
The Agyan Chakra
Expanding the consciousness
To become the whole of the universe
And contracting oneself
The cosmic universe into a dot.

Life is an endeavour
To know the source
A journey to know
The mystery
To realise
There is no other source
No other mystery
One oneself is the mystery
And the source of all sources as well.

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©


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About Smruti

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, O.F.S, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multilingual poet, essayist and writer. He is a published poet and writer and a featured poet of PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels which are published in newspapers and in various national and international magazines, journals and anthologies. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely acclaimed. Poems are published in Mother Anthology by Hall of Poets, Voices of Aspirants by Poetry Planet, Mother by Poetry for Peace, Let the men speak for peace, Aroma of wilting petals, Anupam Bharat, Sourav, The Rock Pebbles, Symphony of Souls, Serious &Hilarious, Heartistry, World poetry on let there be peace, Complexion based discrimination global insight, Thought and Nature Anthology, New Creative Anteriority, Spring Window to peace, Indo African Anthology, Love at first sight, Spilling Essences, You and Me, A new beginning, Heart to Heart, Only you, My Valentine, Whispering Hearts, Poetic Rainbow, Fragrance of Asia, The Harmony, Sahitya Anand, East meets the West, Symphony of Peace, Pearls of Poesy, Ambrosia, International Anthology on Autism, Stars, Sky and Poiesis, Rain Drops of Love, Smrutire Parijat, Peace Lover, GloMag, Feb 2019, Tranquil Muse, Medley of Melodies, Nostalgia, Rise to Higher Essence, Cherry Toppings, Inked Thoughts, Whispering Poiesis, Rippling of Peace, Creative Anteriority, World for Piece, Traumas on Widows, Holistic Healing of Widow, The Global Literati Insights Research Journal, 1st issue 2018 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com

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