RELIGION
11/12/2014 08:56 am ET

Daily Meditation: Shine A Light On

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 song by singer-harpist Joanna Newsom. "The Book Of Right On" contains a lot of metaphor, contradiction and complicated religious imagery. It should bring up some good questions to meditate on today.

The Book Of Right On by Joanna Newsom

We should shine a light on, a light on.
And the book of right-on's right on,
it was right on.

We should shine a light on, a light on.
And the book of right-on's right on,
it was right on.

I killed my dinner with karate —
kick 'em in the face, taste the body;
shallow work is the work that I do.

Do you want to sit at my table?
My fighting fame is fabled
and fortune finds me fit and able.

And you do say that you do pray,
and you say that you're okay.

Do you want to run with my pack?
Do you want to ride on my back?
Pray that what you lack does not distract.

And even when you run through my mind
something else is in front; you're behind.
And I don't have to remind you
to stick with your kind.

And you do say that you do pray,
and you say that you're okay.

And even when you touch my face
you know your place.

And even when you touch my face
you know your place.

We should shine a light on, a light on.
And the book of right-on's right on,
it was right on.

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