03/23/2014 09:02 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Daily Meditation: Marching On

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Today's meditation features a poem by Indian yogi and meditation guru Paramahansa Yogananda. The poem is a powerful metaphor for life, teaching that through highs and lows, rain and shine, we may continue progressing and moving forward.


My Soul is Marching On! by Yogananda

The shining stars are sunk in darkness deep,
The weary sun is dead at night,
The moon’s soft smile doth fade anon;
But still my soul is marching on!
The grinding wheel of time hath crushed
Full many a life of moon and star,
And many a brightly smiling morn;
But still my soul is marching on!
The flowers bloomed, then hid in gloom,
The bounty of the trees did cease;
Colossal men have come and gone,
But still my soul is marching on!
The aeons one by one are flying,
My arrows one by one are gone;
Dimly, slowly, life is fading,
But still my soul is marching on!
Darkness, death, and failures vied;
To block my path they fiercely tried.
My fight with jealous Nature’s strong,
But still my soul is marching on!



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