I Pray My Presence May Be a Poem

This article is courtesy of Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma and written by Dharamdyan Kaur

When I began my Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma course experience, I thought I wanted to cultivate tranquility. Now I am all about Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji’s equality and the inner strength of the warrior—the tempered steel of Miri and Piri! The softness to go with the flow, to conduct the energy that is flowing through me and bringing me to my unknown.

I see now that my environments have been inviting me to exercise my inner strength, and I have been resisting this Hukam. Well, things are changing. Like Guru Hargobind, I will not be the first to raise a sword, but when I am under attack I will respond with warrior spirit.

Guru Hargobind was also the first Guru who didn’t contribute poetry to the body of Sikh writings—it is said his life was a poem. I pray that my presence may also be a poem, bringing the beauty of God’s presence everywhere.

Guru Hargobind always advocated a focus on deathless spirit, on the infinite nature of all beings. The truth of infinity, that Sat Nam, is so much more in focus for me after this course.

This was an assignment from the Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma tele-course.

Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma is a small group class, meeting together via telephone biweekly with an expert presenter and the course facilitator.

This course will allow you to delve more deeply into a relationship with your spiritual path, and will also enrich your practice and understanding of Kundalini Yoga – it is a perfect complement or follow up to Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.

The course involves an investment of time leading up to each session. Short reading, experiential, and written assignments are given. In addition, between classes, you are invited to explore your relationship with the material with another participant in your section. Your assignments are sent to the facilitator before each class. Highlights from each person’s reflections are shared during the class for learning and feedback.

Also, all students choose seva projects to do during the course as an offering to integrate the learning to the living experience.

Visit the JHSD website for more information 

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