By Guest Contributor Martin Cooney

It’s National Poetry Day on Friday August 24th. I have chosen a poem for devotees from Mataji’s book “Poems of the Heart.”  The Poem is called “Life is Feel ~ Not Time”. I love its vibrations particularly in the middle of the poem: “Our time is the ‘Now’ time” and “The moment that is filled and for filling.” The poem is also such a lovely way to remember to live in the moment, not in a self-indulgent way – but for the progress we can attain in the now.

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Life is Feel  ~ Not Time

 
What is a day?
What length of time is an hour?
There is in reality No time,
Only a bridge between the seconds,
as they pass by,
Our time is the ‘Now’ time.;
The moment that is filled and for filling; ~
Never to come again.
Let us take the the now, and treat it like gold,
precious, beautiful, with progress to be
attained from it.
Then, will we go with
the true time of life.
                             ~    Mata Yogananda

Having raised children, been a teacher and then a union official, I found the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre later in life, where in 2012 I did the Pure Meditation Course. It changed my life – and with other training in Natural Spiritual Healing and Progressive Counselling and Coaching, has set me up for my new role as a Grandfather and Therapist.  I am also privileged to help with Seva volunteering in the office with the books at the Centre.