Setting a New Direction
by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
Setting a new direction
exceeds the reach of the intellect.
gives you access to your own soul.
Deep inside the cave of your heart
you receive unmistakable guidance.
By following the beam of its light
you comprehend the heart’s desires.
Otherwise, you steer your life
by the impulses of the senses’
there is no self-control, no sensible decision,
just endless striving to satisfy restless ambition.
The scriptures have set forth
clear directions for all seekers.
Read them, study them, imbibe them,
and choose a direction
to reach the higher goal.
There will be times, unforeseen,
when you will need the Guru’s guidance.
Don’t get stuck in any one pattern;
remain open and humble,
without binding notions.
You may think it is you
who is setting the new directions,
Truly however , it is God
who is shedding light on your path.
Sometimes, midstream, you are forced
to find a new direction.
Look deep into your heart;
it already knows the way.
The truth is,
your heart is already there.