99. Surrender then surrender now

When I surrendered
To the yoke of public opinion,
My life-forest
Teemed with fear, doubt and despair.
An endless series
Of misfortunes and serpentine windings
Imprisoned my soul.
I have now surrendered
To the Love-Will of my Inner Pilot.
Under the Vault of Heaven
My earthly existence now breathes.
I live to proclaim
My Beauty’s descent and Duty’s ascent.
Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 2, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1973