06/10/2015 01:06 pm ET | Updated Jun 10, 2015

Daily Meditation: Be Present

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 early 20th century Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore. The poem reminds us, a hundred years after Tagore's lifetime, to cherish the "living joy" present all around us.


The Gardener 85 by Rabindranath Tagore

Who are you, reader, reading my poems a hundred years hence?
I cannot send you one single flower from this wealth of the spring, one single streak of gold from yonder clouds.
Open your doors and look abroad.

From your blossoming garden gather fragrant memories of the vanished flowers of an hundred years before.
In the joy of your heart may you feel the living joy that sang one spring morning, sending its glad voice across an hundred years.


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