By the lake, by the sea, by the spring,
My breakdown turns into a breakthrough,
I forget the jungle of lies and deceit.
It is a defining moment for me
And I feel I am looking for something.
By the hill, on the mountain, in great fields fallow,
All pent up feelings empty out.
I forget all and feel like a snowflake
Dancing in the cool breeze while
Tiny drops of tears touch the grass.
I start looking for that thing again.
By the corn fields where flowers grow wild,
Birds chirp joyously and sheep graze quietly,
The shepherd looks at the setting sun
While his dog is resting before starting
The long journey that will take him back home.
I feel I am as happy and contemplative
As the shepherd and his dog, always ready to serve.
Again, I start looking for that thing.
I sit down, like Buddha, and start journeying
Within my inner self and the quest starts.
I think of life and its travails, of men and women
Leading their weary way in narrow corridors.
I think of the shastras, mantras, tantras and yantras
And slowly, like a lotus plant opening its petals,
My mind blends with my soul and I get
The long awaited answers of my search.
I smile and say to myself,
We are such a beautiful universe
And deep within us are found
All the answers of life.