This poem was written during the phase when I was gripped with victim consciousness. I was fortunate enough that I surrendered to Lord Krishna when I needed Him the most. Helpless and miserable, I went to the local ISKCON temple one day and that visit changed my life. I was spellbound by the beautiful deities of Sri Sri Radha Madhav in the temple. I started going there regularly. Spending time in the serene and blissful temple premises and chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra brought a profound transformation in me. I was no longer crying and complaining but considered myself fortunate to be in the shelter of Krishna. Chanting His holy names brought me the much needed inner peace. Hard times are inevitable but surrender to the Lord will take us through everything.
A seduction of distraction, waiting for inspiration
Excuses galore, negativity in perception
Every event in life seems so tragic
Resisting to this beautiful life’s magic.
And now experiencing a state of grace
All the events like gifts I embrace
No more resignation but a confident acceptance
From regrets and repentance to divine transcendence.
This is the miracle of surrender to my sweet lord
Lost in your thoughts, living this life by your accord.
Every action with devotion, no worries about consequences
Forget victim consciousness, be blessed with Krishna consciousness.
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