• Shobhit Raj

To Feel Free is our Deepest Longing


To feel free is our deepest longing, the experience begins at birth, In our natural essence as children, there is never a dearth. We run barefoot on the grass, we dance carefree in the rain, There is a radiance of pure joy, and no identification with pain.


To feel free is our deepest longing, the search continues in adolescence, We became a part of conditioning, losing a sense of our childlike innocence. Evaluated on skills and performance, the idea of success clouds the mind, The only direction shown is forward, we are told to never look behind.


To feel free is our deepest longing, but adulthood gets to our head, We struggle to make ends meet, the only comfort being sleeping on a bed. There comes a point in our dreams, we stop chasing success and fame, We find ourselves running in circles, the whole process has been just a game.


To feel free is our deepest longing, the journey continues into old age, With gratitude for life lessons, we still find ourselves in a cage. We are not able to let go, the shackles of fear of the unknown, We have an epiphany, that we enter and leave this world alone.


To feel free is our deepest longing, the seeking stops when we look within, All it takes is a pause, closing the eyes and a deep breath in. But we often forget to breathe out, hence life seems overwhelming, On deathbed, when we exhale and finally let go, we find homecoming.


To feel free is our deepest longing, to be complete our deepest yearning, Being at peace with ourselves and the world, is life’s greatest learning. When we realise that we are not in control, and life is not a competitive race, Our faith strengthens, and we are blessed with loving divine grace.


To feel free is our deepest longing, to feel free is our deepest longing.

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