321. Transformation

“Everyone thinks of
    Changing the world, but no one thinks of
    Changing himself.”


I tried to change myself;
    I badly failed.

I tried to change the world;
To my wide surprise,
The world had achieved
Its perfection-light long before
I made my surrendered attempt.

I failed to change my life
I mixed too much
With my Master, Ego,
With my Disciple, Doubt.
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 7, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1973