Monday, May 28, 2012
I saw the Who perhaps 30 years ago. They still put on show. I loved/love this song, with its melancholic overtones. It's a great song of devotion. When I first listened to this song I was hoping to find the perfect girl who would shower me with love. It was only after many disappointments that I came to realize that only can the Beloved bring forth such Love, and that all mortals can never come close with all our imperfections and wounds.
As a teenager, I listened to this song over and over. I was not raised in a spiritual atmosphere by my family. I found it in songs like this. It wasn't until later that I read that this song was written by Townsend as a tribute to his spiritual teacher, Meher Baba.
When one realizes that it's the journey and not the destination for finding happiness, boredom will never find a place in one's life. Every moment is a step on an amazing journey. But it's our expectations that blind us to the joy that awaits in each present moment.