23.This morning God asked my mind
If my mind sleeplessly loves Him.
Then God asked my heart
If my heart breathlessly needs Him.
My mind immediately said to God,
"I definitely love You sleeplessly."
My heart prayerfully said to God,
"My Lord, please give me
A few years.
Right now I am quite uncertain."
God said to my mind,
"My son, cultivate sincerity!"
God said to my heart,
"My child, develop speed!"
20 December 2000
Sri Chinmoy, My Race-Prayers, part 1, Agni Press, 2004