Pieces of Poetry : Journey Home

“The time that my journey takes is long and the way of it long.

I came out on the chariot of the first gleam of light, and pursued my
voyage through the wildernesses of worlds leaving my track on many a star and planet.

It is the most distant course that comes nearest to thyself,
and that training is the most intricate which leads to the utter simplicity of a tune.

The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own,
and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.

My eyes strayed far and wide before I shut them and said `Here art thou!’

The question and the cry `Oh, where?’ melt into tears of a thousand
streams and deluge the world with the flood of the assurance `I am!'”

by Rabindranath Tagore


The last four months of my life have been quite an adventure of self-discovery as I have embraced my mental health healing in ways I never have before.

This poem speaks to my soul. It resonates with the journey to self as we move through the world setting fires with our truth, leave our footprints in the sand, only to come back to ourselves for all of the answers we were seeking.

What are your thoughts on this poem?


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  1. “The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own,
    and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.”

    Waaaait this is really interesting to me! At a friend’s house last year, we played a computer game he had which was called ‘Outer Wilds’. It literally involved exploring a bunch of worlds in order to reach the innermost shrine at the end, haha. It also had a feel of epicness and grandiosity to it. Funny.

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