Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Lives You Do Not Know

 I wrote this for my wife for Valentines Day. She provides yoga online to people she has never met. How unconditional is that giving? Lovely. 


As they zoom on in with only a name
You’re simply glad that they came
You do not make their acquaintance – after or before
Yet, you lead them through the proverbial door
You guide them to their balanced health
Their physical well-being, their body’s wealth
Allowing their stress to simply and gently melt
Into a serenity and a peace gently felt
And since they may come and they may go
These are the lives you do not know

But these are the lives you will touch with love
When daily existence comes to push and shove
Your light and your care go across airwaves
The aches and the pains, your guidance saves
It’s not about notoriety, riches or monetary gain
It’s nothing you need to really explain
It’s about the growth you have experienced over time
It’s about the gifts you’ve received, conscious and sublime
It’s about not needing to know the receiver or sender
It’s about the proverbial door we all need to enter

These are the lives you do not know
The ones you reach in hopes they’ll grow
These are the lives you want to improve
So bodies relax, stretch, expand and move
From sukhasana to savasana, you reveal the way
With printouts of itinerary for each of the days
With microphone hookup so they can hear what you say
From namaste to namaste to namaste
Meeting your own divinity in effortless flow
Which may be one of the lives you do not know

So as they zoom on in with a name and blank screen
Spirit will know what’s happening behind the scenes
Spirit will know what this all really means
And in time we’ll know, through what we have seen
Gifts are given and received – all at once, by all who share
By those who go for their goals … those who dare
By those who dream a dream including everyone
Knowing God has a plan and God’s will shall be done
Into the mystery, into the void you now willingly go
All for the sake of the lives you do not know
The lives you do not know

James Anthony Ellis is a writer found at



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