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Yoga-based Life Skills for Teens’ Resilience, The Art of Living’s Online Medha Yoga Level 1 for Teenagers

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It is all You, a poem by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Oh Dear,

This creation is a celebration

Of Thy presence!

I see You in the leaves, in the petals,

In the stem and in the thorn,

And in the unseen roots.

It’s all You and You and You,

Nothing but You.

Whether the bark or the thorn

Or the roots are in the mud,

Your face is reflected,

Smiling and dancing and laughing and singing.

It’s all You. It’s all You. It’s all You.

In tears of joy, in tears of sorrow, alike,

You play, You dance, You sing,

And You celebrate.

It’s all You. It’s all You. It’s all You.

For, each glorifies the other.

Everything in this creation glorifies,

Everything else.

Clapping Your own hands together,

You rejoice in my presence.

It’s all You. It’s all You. It’s all You.

Dance in the rain, a poem by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Every rainy season in your life

Has touched you deeply,

inside somewhere.

It has made you grow,

Given you strength.

Rains bring a rainbow,

They stream colours.

Into your life.

And you come out,

As gold.

Peacocks wait for the rain,

When they see

dark clouds gathering,

They open their brilliant feathers.

And when it rains,

They dance so beautifully!

When dark clouds gather,

The end has not come.

You will

Pass through this time.

As you are passing through it,

There are two ways you can experience it.

Either,

You can groan and cry,

And pass through it.

Or,

You can sing and dance through it!

And when you can sing and dance in the rain,

You get so soaked,

In joy!

You never know, a poem by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

You never know,

How and when,

The Existence will start

Using you for its purpose.

You never know,

How and when,

You will be filled

With abundance.

And you will start raining,

Quenching the thirst of many.

You never know,

How and when,

You will be full of

Fruits and shade.

And Travelers will take

Shelter and food from you.

You never know,

How and when,

You will be full with

Love and light.

And you will start spreading,

The fragrance of beauty to everyone.

You never know,

How and when,

Death will come

And make you deathless.

And life will start,

Flowing out of you.

You never know,

How and when…

Really!

Promise, a poem by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

If I had to promise you something, what would it be?

I can’t promise that you would always be comfortable…
Because comfort brings boredom and discomfort.

I can’t promise that all your desires will be fulfilled…
Because desires whether fulfilled or unfulfilled bring frustration.

I can’t promise that there will always be good times…
Because it is the tough times that make us appreciate joy.

I can’t promise that we will be rich or famous or powerful…
Because they can all be pathways to misery.

I can’t promise that we will always be together…
Because it is separation that makes togetherness so wonderful.

Yet if you are willing to walk with me,
If you are willing to value love over everything else,

I promise that this will be the most rich and fulfilling life possible.
I promise your life will be an eternal celebration,
I promise you I will cherish you more than a king cherishes his crown,
And I shall love you more than  a mother loves her newborn.

If you are willing to walk into my arms,
If you are willing to live in my heart,
You will find the one you have waited forever….
You will meet yourself in my arms…
I promise.

Poem written by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Come to me, a poem by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Beyond the heaven is my abode
come to me. come to me.
Don't stop, come to me.
If you get stuck in the heaven,
you will return back from there to hell.
Don't stop in the heaven, come to me, come to me.

My abode is beyond heaven, far away from here.
Come to me, come to me
All the charming faces, boys and girls, eyes and noses,
hairs and dresses, cookies and sweets and chocolates,
pass them on.
Smiling and dancing, come to me, come to me.

My abode is beyond the heaven.
come to me.
Joyfully move in this direction, a thousand blessings on the way.
walk through them, don't get stuck.
Pass through them.
come to me.

Angels are ready to serve you, and crown you with the highest.
Don't stop before that.
Come to me, come to me...

--
H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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