The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

I.

When the mind is clear
When thought relaxes
When
you can hear

your own breathing

in and out

deep calm

When you can move
in and out

of the world
around

When you can
be

then you will be

Free

from distraction
from concepts
from the din
of world-in-motion

Stop
and find what you
are looking
for

inside
yourself

Focus inward
on depth

ignore the circumspect
ignore the ways of man
ignore the clamor
and

let yourself
inhale

let yourself go

let your eyes
close

see through the mist

be perpetual
be light
be clarity

find bliss

We think
many things
inside
our brains

we
create ideas
imagery

we

perpetuate
into perceived reality
that which we’ve
convinced
ourselves
is
was
must be

we

struggle with false judgments
pre-judgments
post fact
turns and twistings
contortments

we

are overwhelmed
by ourselves
by
our desires
to be in control of things

we

know not how to let go
and so

we

create what need
not exist
mental frameworks
compartments

we

trap ourselves
behind our own
man-made
matrix of beliefs

we

must learn to be more
like dreams
without desire
without passion
eternal flow
nocturnal
relaxation creation
through
freedom of spirit

embrace your dream-landscape
in waking life-time

remember
memory is impression
let it pass by

in order to
create

new life

We can
stop our thoughts
from overwhelming
us in deluge

by seeking
refuge in calm
embracement of
the world as life intends
it to be
in moments

We can

through discipline
find
what will make us
happy and content

Yes
we can
we can

practice every instance
an opportunity to
learn

to learn how to maintain
resolve in the face
of ever-knocking
doors

let the winds blow
past
do not follow every
cart

ground yourself
in earth
and
let your head
reside in clouds

of eternal now

Find those moments
where the dichotomous
this-and-thatness
disappears
into transcendence

Go beyond the given
immediate attempts
at discrimination

to the pure
moment of experience
where subject
and object
are in marriage

union
love

be a witness

let contentment
of the world unfold in front
of you

do not chase desires
like a rabbit

Even Gods
have their habits

have faith in yourself
you possess
deep energy
you were
made with a mind

Use it!

to be contemplative
to find wisdom
inside
and out

there will be moments
of intensity
brightness awareness

and the calm
smooth mellow
goings-on

of life-flow

Dedicate yourself
to ever-self
improvement

try to reach
within
to find who you
really are

within this world
you are not
time and space
but flowing

blossom like a flower

know that
the world is with you

be in harmony
with it

and others
become
the ancient teacher

feel the presence
of life-force
reverberating
forward
as
you hear the sound
of all sounds

come

AAAUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMM

bask in
the
beauty

of repetition

Let yourself
be surrounded
by the sounds of life

true life

overcome concepts
and limitations

do not be
distracted by diseases
of the mind
anger hatred frustration

do not
fall into pits
of woe

overcome false visions
act with care
let what will be

become

follow yoga
bring yourself forth

overcome suffering
let your body
be calm

do not tremble
do not fear

a single truth
leads you in the
right

direction

Freedom
and clarity

Love and connection
vibrance

comes

from friendship
cultivation of
compassion
and care
and joy

cause no pain

act with virtue

let your actions
be like breath
steady

flowing
not forced

Let your mind
be gentle

course

let thoughts
be luminous

be inspired by sleep’s
stillness

fountain of knowledge

meditation
on objects worthy
of time-spent

and be
the smallest grain of sand
reflecting

the entire universe

When your brain
stops
chattering

stops directing
you

stops telling you which
way to go

then you have
entered the
contemplative

calm

Ocean

where swimming occurs
and floating
in salt-water
with sun
and wind
wrapped around you

Be embraced by the world
in these moments
of letting

go

let yourself
color experience
natural

stay in the flow
unbroken
undisturbed

as you shine
towards

Scriptures
are words
thoughts ideas

they may point in
the
right direction

but they do
point

be

and you
self-direct

accept

the singular object
of all experience

Realness

doing without
creating more

but less