Tonight we have an Art & Science of Raja Yoga class on the “Anatomy of Yoga”.
During a drive in Los Angeles I became inspired to write the following poem about the “anatomy of traffic”.
It’s a fun experiential journey about LA traffic. Hope you enjoy it, but don’t read while driving!
I hated you once.
Your snarling masses heaving coughs of emissions
Congestion, backed up, bumper to bumper
Then I saw your lights…
Trails of red and white snaking towards a common delight
Home, Home, Home.
Your engines hum, hum, and rumble
Towards the spiral stairway of trafficness.
Oh, yes…I hated you,
Fought you like a demon, cursed your name to friends, family, enemies, and strangers alike
While with you and during periods of respite.
And then, I accepted you…
Your massive reality, your omnipresence, beyond space seemingly,
and certainly beyond time!
You are traffic.
And not just any, but LA traffic.
Bringing me to my knees, I surrender now in joy
for Thou art my teacher,
yes, my beloved.
I love you.
Am in awe of your power sublime..
Can’t think of anything but you…
Can’t see anything but you…
“The” 10 to 110 to 101 to 405…
It’s a circular journey, a spiritual one,
Returning to zero