Ordinary Everyday Mystic
Walking outside to the mailbox
greeted by fall’s embrace
colored leaves falling and swirling
gracefully decorating the ground.
And my special love, the wind
swaying the trees by its force
creating the soothing swishing sound
racing by my ears as I breath it in.
Never boring sights and sounds
objectively it’s “predictable fall weather”
my subjective experience is exhilarated
joyfully touched amidst aesthetic beauty.
Though fall weather is “expected”
nothing is remotely ordinary
many shades and nuances of colors
flowers bloom before the frost.
Behind the dancing, singing trees
incredible blue sky painted
by moving, multi-colored clouds—
if this is ordinary, no words for extraordinary!
Yet a peaceful, satisfied mind is required
to observe and really appreciate
happily living with spiritual practice
instead of being mad for external happiness.
Transforming “ordinary” life into super-extraordinary
bringing the artistic beauty Source Krishna
into our lives—not just intellectually
but by our honest attempt to give our heart and soul.
Until we are a realized lover of God
our endeavor is bringing Krishna into every moment
seeing him in the smallest and greatest
in wind, rain, drought, seasons, food, birth and death.
Arise from the dream without
identifying our soul with fleeting matter
struggling for existence to avoid death
thinking the Universe empty without purpose.
Firmly embracing bhakti we find
everything favorable for service
the world becomes the abode of joy
even sorrow or calamity are Krishna’s embrace!
Loving Krishna becomes our magnificent obsession
life revolves around our heart’s aspiration
pleasure and satisfaction in spiritual practice
we become a mystic just living our everyday life.