Tuesday, March 18, 2008

See My Reflection

I close my eyes and remember that my life ever flows wholeheartedly back to where it came from...


A river reaches from one shore to the other ever flowing to its final destination. This observation once inspired a song, which came to me while sitting at the banks of the Miramichi River in New Brunswick last year. Reluctant to leave friends I was visiting, my heart knew it was time to move on with life and let go of insecurity and fear which temporarily blocked any desire to stretch beyond my comfort zone. Hugging the guitar on my lap, my fingers strummed a steady rhythm as my heart began to open.

The roaring river made a powerful splashing sound as its cold waters flowed past the dock. As the smooth wooden planks rocked up and down it felt like a boat moving to a mysterious destination. After trying to put feelings into words a few times, the lyrics slowly emerged and lifted me out of my heaviness and for hours, my heart sang and soared in the freedom of being alive. All worries disappeared and I felt the Unity of the river and the ocean. The more times I sang the song, the more I would feel that my life too is always joined in the Oneness of everything. Sometimes the wind would whistle so loud on the rocks above that I would imagine the Universe was singing with me. In rare moments, I felt it sing through me reassuring my heart that the magic of my life still had many wonderful things to show me.

When I sing this song now, it takes me to the banks of the Miramichi River and I feel grateful to have been blessed by the peace it gave me. I close my eyes and remember that my life ever flows wholeheartedly back to where it came from and the adventure of the journey, the wisdom of its triumphs and the relationships forged are the true limitless riches that make the entire odyssey meaningful.

These are some of the lyrics:

“I go down to the riverside
See my reflection in that watery tide
until there’s nowhere left to hide
from myself

Feeling lost in that water’s play
My life is moving in much the same way
What is there to hold on to today
Before it moves on?

(Chorus)
I sing glory to the River
That leads me to the One
I sing glory to the River
That leads me Home.

What is there to hold on to?
Everything is taken in that flow
Oh let me ride on the crest of a wave
Until I know

My wealth is here in this watery tide
I feel the Ocean call from deep inside
Feeling the Truth my heart can now decide
to move on

(Chorus)
I sing glory to the River
That leads me to the One
I sing glory to the River
That leads me Home.”

****May you find a freedom song in your heart today,
Ganga

PhotoArt: “Water Reflection”Lyrics: “Miramichi River Song”

4 comments:

Teach Children's Yoga said...

Hi Ganga - I would love to hear this song! I feel like I'm at the river too.

Susan Williamson said...

Loved the lyrics to your freedom song and how you came to write it. I want more!

Gardagami said...

See here or here

mememe said...

HI ganga...
You write few things and keep them far between..but maybe u know this already...what you write na....its wonderful....its exciting and inspiring..its sweet and wonderful!
Hey..i really like it..!! but write more..u know last time i read somwething in your blog was in january...and here it is now,....after soooo long....cmon ganga...if u write good..then let it be out for moropns like me to read....and make some sense out of this crazy world!~!keep up the spirit!~