High on Waves

Swami Muktananda Saraswati

Give me your body in service
but do not measure the giving
by the sensation of pleasure or pain.

Turn your awareness to me
but do not measure the turning
by the stoppage of thought
or the coming of peace.

Love me
but do not measure the loving
by the fading away of negativity and confusion.

Surrender your whole life and nothing less
but do not measure the surrender
in freedom from the inevitable daily dying.

Be constant in this discipline
for presence is more important than progress
and the only measure of your progress
is in unbroken awareness of my presence.