My first glance of this man in white
As I opened my eyes from my inner stillness
Gentle and elegant, with a calm poise
He acknowledged all with a beautiful smile.
Here was a man, humble and unassuming
An instant liking, a feeling of comfort
His presence warmed my heart
I realised, I had a friend for life.
The conversations began, of things mundane
To deep sharing of things that bothered
The respect grew and basking in the love
I knew this connection was beyond time.
With time, I knew there was more
To this friend behind the loving smile
The banter turned to devotion
He was my guiding light, my eternal master.
He mirrored my thoughts, he mirrored my actions
He remained poised, he remained still
Unaffected by the tantrums I threw
Giving his all, with kindness and with love.
Oh! How privileged am I?
With faith and trust, I surrender to him
A living master who does his job
With no expectation and with love for all!
Am I really worthy of this love?
The benefits are countless
What can I do but bow my head
With gratitude, love and deep surrender.
The connection deepened and I saw
In the deep recesses of my heart
Shining bright, inside and outside
the recognition; I am you and You are I!
by Rekha Murali