An Indian Civilizational Perspective

How Wealthy Can you Be?

I am not sure if someone would call this intellectual dishonesty but very rarely do I come across some expression that so affects me… this poem from Shekhar Kapur on Intentblog is one such – so I am posting it anyways! if he does object.. I will take it off. The contradictions, of principle and actions, are fantastically brought out. Worth reading every morning!

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how wealthy can you be if
you are afraid to let go
of your wealth ?

how successful can you be if
you are constantly nagged
by the fear of faliure

how loved can you feel
if you constantly seek
reassurance that you are

what can love mean
if you are afraid to set
the beloved free

how beautiful can you be
if you walk down the street
and feel reassured by
admiring glances from strangers

what self worth do you have
if you seek it in other’s eyes

what can abundance mean
if you desire more

how can you have anything
unless you are willing to
let it go ?

how can you live
any moment
without knowing
that is already ceased to be

~ shekhar

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