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Inner Shrine

Inspired by the poem “Journey Home” composed by the noted Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore, combined with my writing, “Inner Shrine” reveals the emotional and spiritual journey in searching of one’s soul. To find the inward space of one’s own—the home of the heart, one has to experience life to the fullest. It is the most intricate encounter that wanderers have to undertake, through which they discover the essence of their existence and the answer for who we are.

Inner Shrine {script/poem}

The time and path that my journey takes are long.

I came out on the chariot of the first gleam of light, and pursued my voyage
through the wilderness of worlds leaving my track on many a star and planet.

It is the most distant course that comes nearest to oneself,
and that experience is the most intricate which leads to the utter simplicity of a tune.

The travelers have to knock at every alien door to come to their own,
and in the end, one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine.

The eternal moments travel through channels of light;
never can one grasp the mere feelings nested close to the heart.

I am.

Zhou Jing