Not of My Own Will

I Have Come Here
by ​Adyashanti

I have come here
into this life
not of my own will
but of the will
of the Hidden One—
the One who sprouts every seed
the One who causes the leaves to fall
the One who beats hearts
and breathes air into lungs.
I have come here
as a spark cast off
of the Eternal Fire
looking for dry grass
and a gentle breeze
to kindle the Hidden One’s
heat into flame.


  1. love this! Thank you


  2. markonit

    …what a fine piece of writing..! Quiets the confusion about the “why” of all things living…


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