What To Do

Earth tells me

What to do.

Heaven tells me

What to become,

How to become

And why to become

What to do?

I must cultivate patience

Infinitely more than I have.

What to become?

God’s Compassion Choice.

How to become?

By virtue of surrender-light.

Why to become?

Because that is the only thing

That can satisfy

My inner life of aspiration-cry


My outer life of dedication-smile.

– Sri Chinmoy

Excerpt from: Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 6 by Sri Chinmoy, Copyright (c) 1900 by Sri Chinmoy – All rights reserved