The Flight Of The Swan

Paramahamsa Niranjanananda

Like a bird I flew, seeing the beauty
of the Paradise created by You.
I looked to see if I could find You
in the pollen of every flower
in the current of every river
and in the waves of the oceans.
I listened to the words of sages saying,
"The One you seek is within you",
But I thought. "How could He, who has
created the whole universe, be within me"?,
and disbelieving, I kept on flying.
As I was about to give up
thinking it was all just a fantasy
I came to a place where all the waters of
the oceans met and ail the winds were calm
where time lost its motion
end my wings lost their power.
Then I found myself back upon the earth
with a message ringing in my heart:
"The One you search for outside is the real You.
To see Him, look at your own Self!"
A new dawn broke as again I flew
no longer to search, but to tell others
of His eyes like the sun and moon
of His voice like solemn thunder
of His warmth and caress that had
transformed me, and lifted me up
once more to fly in the infinite sky!