Ancient Connections

(for the teachers who found me

some came, taught, left

others still grace my life)

~Ancient Connections~

with a voice that melts lyrics like warm honey

reminds of the gentle fragrance of incense

what higher form of devotion

than the offering of eternal music

that echoes in every heart

unseen are ancient connections

unbroken though lifetimes have passed

may our paths be entwined forever

the way a melody is bound to rhythm

and the soul exists within vibration


…and you shall be found

that is the bond of your master


I was inspired to write this poem after constantly listening to this beautiful dedication Guru Meri Pooja by Nitin Dawar.

Nitinji is not only a talented and soulful singer/musician, but he is also an inspiring Art of Living teacher. I had the good fortune to volunteer for the Happiness program conducted in Kawangware, Nairobi last month. The course was made available at a special low rate to make it accessible to as many people as possible. Working with him as he facilitated this huge project, yet made it seem so effortless was fascinating. Nitinji engaged with people from all walks of life so naturally.

The Happiness course was a 2 day event. The difference I saw in the participants by the second day was phenomenal. Lot more stillness and silence … and plenty of smiles! Participants had such positive experiences.

Here are some photos of the Happiness program. Nitinji, Asante sana! And we hope to have many such programs to create a Stress-free Violence-free society. 🙏

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8 thoughts on “Ancient Connections

  1. Dear Sonya,

    Thank you for sharing this poem and information about the Happiness program. It sounds wonderful.

    All good wishes,



    1. It really is, Robert. I may have mentioned at some point that I started writing poetry very late in my life. In fact, it happened immediately after I attended the Advance level of the Happiness program, it is known as the Art of Silence program.


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