O My Foolish Body

O my foolish body,

Are you not ashamed

Of your most deplorable conduct?

Because of your lethargy,

Because of your unwillingness

I am falling,

Falling all the time,

I am failing,

Failing everywhere.

– Sri Chinmoy

Excerpt from: Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 4 by Sri Chinmoy, Copyright (c) 1900 by Sri Chinmoy – All rights reserved