03/26/2015 09:01 am ET | Updated Apr 01, 2015

Daily Meditation: Be Free

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a poem by contemporary Russian poet Vera Pavlova, translated by Steven Seymour. "I am in love, hence free to live" evokes the liberation that many find in love as they cast off fear and loneliness.


I am in love, hence free to live by Vera Pavlova

I am in love, hence free to live
by heart, to ad lib as I caress.
A soul is light when full,
heavy when vacuous.
My soul is light. She is not afraid
to dance the agony alone,
for I was born wearing your shirt,
will come from the dead with that shirt on.


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