Dedicated to a Living Inspiration:
Sri Dharma Mittra
Guru from Within
Anne Marie Gordon
I bow to the Supreme Self
the Creator of all beings.
May my life be an expression
of your will.
Om Namah Shivaya
how can I keep you close (to me)?
Send please, the strength
to carry on this light
that dispels all doubt.
Every day, a brand new dawn
breaking new horizons
that somehow seemed long gone –
before they even saw the light
In true reality, let my heart practice
wholeness in knowing (truth),
and in each moment liken
myself to you.
Your devoted sadhaka
May I always express the current of Truth
that flows through this being;
always knowing the Real from the un-Real,
maintaining strength and balance
to remain unaffected by the delusions of dreaming.
In my heart
I’m your disciple,
though my mind may be oft confused;
my body may be weak and feeble,
but my soul hearkens towards you.
In my life,
the senses wandered,
in the dark they saw it too,
given strength and will to go on
still and still more they foresee truth.
O Dharma, be my Guru,
help me dispel this doubt!
I am but a black sheep wondering
when at last it’s all ‘figured out.’
I don’t need a written answer,
I don’t need a brand new name,
I have felt the plane of Atman,
I would do it all again.
“I have no one else but you, only you my lord.”
May we become wise like you.
As the minutes, days, years
Truth is reflected in us all;
It’s a guiding inner light.
When all around is dark and menacing,
one feels strength,
instead of fright.
When the mind weaves webs of doubt,
and sadness wanders through;
shake-off the mind as impermanent,
and remember the calling within you.
I hear voices saying random things!
Recall and allow their mutability.
Words may arise with little inspection,
only after they’re thrown can one see the waves;
with each ripple and sense of unalterable reception,
one firmly sees cause to withhold – for days.
Let all I do here shine out a pure pattern,
let me be not ashamed for all to see.
I am the love between children and nature,
I have you, and you have me.
All my life
I’ve been searching for Truth;
to realize the infinite All Mighty –
all I could want to do.
Sometimes in loneliness, fear struck, with pride,
Still aware, from my Self, there was nowhere to hide.
Grown out of darkness,
and into my life,
now confiding in me
a path that is right.
With each mantra I pray,
I’m more my Self each day,
loosening the hold of distractions.
And so often I can,
using voice, using hands,
I let Spirit shape these movements.
And I know it’s to thee,
my yearning soul guided me;
so in my heart you will always be.
For I am you, and you are me.
I am Dharma Mittra
Nurtured from a young age by the curiosities of existence, Anne Marie Gordon has always dreamed of expanding her world view through travel, poetry, and self-study.
After relishing the experience of studying English Literature and teaching in Prague, she landed back home in New York to unravel her path to yoga. During her first hot yoga training in 2011, she was introduced to the teachings of Sri Dharma Mittra and the flame of inspiration was ignited.
Since settling in Sheffield, England, she has maintained a solid yoga and teaching practice, opened Hot Yoga Sheffield, and has attended the Life of a Yogi 500-hour teacher training with Sri Dharma Mittra. She’s living each day with joy and gratitude.