My mind is the guide

My mind is the Guide,
Hence down I fall.
Desires and thoughts
Make me a ball.
With me they play
From morn to eve.
Attachment flies
In me; I heave
A sigh in vain.
This truth I know:
If I on Thee
Depend, Thou wilt sow
The seed of Fire
In my blind misery.
Lord, with all
My faults, seize me.
Sri Chinmoy, My first friendship with the Muse, Sri Chinmoy Lighthouse, New York, 1973