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Never Worry About the Things You Cannot Change

Updated on March 28, 2017
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

"Whatever happens in divine providence is always for the best,

For there is no alternative." - Sri Chinmoy

Herod and Salome


A bitter-sweet poem. I generally do not dwell on the dark and if I do, I quickly return to the Light as in this poem. Nevertheless, I recognize that:-

"Whatever comes from the Divine, is always fruitful of good and Light." -Sri Chinmoy.

Never Worry About Things You Cannot Change

Poor John might have remained alive,

But the wiles and allure of Salome,

Churned at the bosom of the love-sick King.

As such the Baptist had an untimely demise,

To assuage her mother’s wrath.

Two millennia later, and little has changed.

Men no more chant to the dark songs

Of lions in ancient Coliseums,

But the power-drunk energy;

The greed of the few,

Sends rivers of tears to our children,

In war-torn lands.

Above the murky waters,

The voice of my Captain commands:

“Go forward; go inward!

The ever-compassionate boat of Love,

Sails on silvery wings, to the ocean of the Unknown.

The starlit moon streams indigo rays,

To the sapphire-blue damsels of the Light;

Hope is replenished, even while scattering with the wind.

O Lantern, The call of Love will ultimately prevail,

And so never worry about the things you cannot change.

_Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 26th March, 2017.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

The Golden Boat



"Life's perfection-road is very long,

But the journey is richly rewarding." -Sri Chinmoy

Manatita's Poem, 'Row, Row, my Golden Boat


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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      20 months ago from london

      No pun intended but it's cool. I like it. Thank you so much, Shauna.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      20 months ago from Central Florida

      Go forward, go inward. Often in life, we cannot move forward until we go inward to reflect and contemplate. Then we can redirect our boat for smooth(er) sailing.

      I love your poem, "Row! Row! My Golden Boat!", Manatita. The music behind it allows the words to sink in (no pun intended).

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      True wisdom, Gypsy. Kudos to you, as usual. You write with Love.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      22 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Great poetic thoughts. Long ago I realized that it wasn't worth worrying about things I couldn't change. I now concentrate on the things I can change.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      You express it well, my Friend. Om Shanti!

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      Venkatachari M 

      22 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      True, Bro. It is good to accept the change when you can't change it. Otherwise, it may create a lot of tension and disturbance in life that can destroy the whole life. A good message with good quotes.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      Nice, Bill.

      Quite original! I like that. Appreciations.

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      Bill Holland 

      22 months ago from Olympia, WA

      An old mentor used to tell me if it doesn't have my name on it,don't pick it up. Same idea, different presentation!

      blessings always

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      Actually, Dee,

      I think this one is in my book, 'let Thy will be done.' This is the highest prayer. Good to see you this morning. Much Love.

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      Dora Weithers 

      22 months ago from The Caribbean

      Great message illustrated from the life of John the Baptist. Those who subscribe to Sri Chinmoy quotes at the beginning of your article will accept sweet surrender.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      Right on, Bro. Meaningful! Thank you so much!

      Hi Ruby,

      Interesting one. Strange are the ways of the Lord.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      22 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I have learned to stop worrying about things that I have no control over. It has taken a lifetime to learn that. The beheading of John The Baptist was sad and I always wondered why God allowed it. Beautiful poetry!

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      Eric Dierker 

      22 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very good. How delightful is that sweet surrender when you realize who is in control. Sad sometimes but a relief.


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