304. I can't follow

I can’t follow God
He wants, instead, to follow me most faithfully.

I follow man
He wants to lead me constantly.

Staying behind,
    God inspires me
To reach my sun-world.

Staying ahead,
    Man instigates me
To ignore my aspiration-world.
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 7, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1973