the wisdom of the heart

"this is the path for you" they say, dripping devout intensity,
eyes burning as they nail me to their patriarchal history.

thus, religion is designed to create good faithful followers;
education teaches us to memorize accepted answers.

i prefer to ask deep questions in the form of humble prayers
& find my answers in the sky & the curvature of flowers.

i would rather walk a hillside path or sit by a quiet lake
than be closed in a room to give over my mind to them to take.

the price of such daring freedom is to stand outside of custom,
observing with detachment when they would rather have me trust them.

the wisdom of the heart will serve by the blessed grace of Shiva,
whom i trust with all my lives to guide me safely through this maya.

Author: swadharma9

i am 81, living in a nursing home and deepening my spiritual life as is appropriate as one ages. i am a student of the Sanatana Dharma and a devotee of Lord Shiva.

8 thoughts on “the wisdom of the heart”

  1. I love this line..and all of the poem too, “i prefer to ask deep questions in the form of humble prayers
    & find my answers in the sky & the curvature of flowers.” I prefer this too…You are a wonderful poet and thinker..

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    1. how kind you are! thank you so very much. i also love all that you share of your own fresh & arcane thoughts🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼your blog is amazing! i love it! 🤗

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  2. When I read your poetry I think of the dead poet society and how those young folk get up there and spit out upon and reminds me of your stuff I love it

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