- Spiritual Link
Like Laundry Day
You’re like an old woman
washing clothes on the river bank.
She squats in the mud and beats cloth
on a rock to get out the stains.
She doesn’t see the sunlight
dance on the river in sparkling steps.
She doesn’t hear the singing waters
rushing happily toward their home.
All she knows is mud, rock and cloth
and dark spots she can’t get clean.
She’s made the magic of the moment
into a burdensome chore.
Stop looking at meditation like laundry day.
Why do you keep wringing the romance
out of your love affair with the Divine,
leaving it dull, wrinkled and dry?
You were not born to squat in the mud.
You were designed to flow, wild and free.
You’re a radiant drop of the River, my friend,
that’s madly in love with the Sea!
Dive into the rushing waters of joy.
The current will wash your spots clean
and carry you on love’s rollicking ride,
back into the Ocean of Home.
Original submission by a satsangi
Volume 12 · Issue 5
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