Bhagavad Gita for a Fish.

Via Bob Weisenberg
on Apr 21, 2011
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Gita for a Fish

Let’s say you are a fish
Swimming in the sea.

Only you’re a very very smart fish,
Smart enough to realize
That being a fish swimming in the sea
Isn’t all there is.

You can see that you’re part of
A vast unknown ocean.

You can see there are many other creatures
And countless wondrous things
To learn about and enjoy
In this vast unknown ocean.

You can even imagine
That there may be a vast unknown world
Beyond even the vast unknown ocean.

You can also see
How wondrous and amazing it is
To be a fish,
To revel in all the unfathomable workings
Of your amazing fish body
And your amazing fish mind.
And how amazing it is
To simply be able to swim around
In this vast unfathomable ocean.

You can’t ever fully figure out
The vast reality
Beyond your little fish world,
The vast unknown ocean
And the vast unknown world
Beyond the vast unknown ocean.

You can’t ever really figure out
The incredible workings
Of your little fish body
And your billions of little fish cells
And your amazing fish mind.

But you can swim
In continual awe and wonder
At the vast unknown ocean
And the vast unknown world
Beyond the vast unknown ocean

And you can be in continual amazement
At the incredible workings
Of your little fish body
And your billions of little fish cells
And the wonders
Of all the other creatures and things
You see all around you as you swim.

You can think about it.
You can meditate on it.
You can love and celebrate it.

And meanwhile you can settle in
To simply being the best fish you can be.


About Bob Weisenberg

Bob Weisenberg: Editor, Best of Yoga Philosophy / Former Assoc. Publisher, elephant journal / Author: Yoga Demystified * Bhagavad Gita in a Nutshell * Leadership Is Like Tennis, Not Egyptology / Co-editor: Yoga in America (free eBook) / Creator: Gita Talk: Self-paced Online Seminar / Flamenco guitarist: "Live at Don Quijote" & "American Gypsy" (Free CD's) / Follow Bob on facebook, Twitter, or his main site: Wordpress.


24 Responses to “Bhagavad Gita for a Fish.”

  1. Love, love, love this!
    "And meanwhile you can settle in to simply be the best fish you can be".

  2. Philip Urso says:

    Love it! While we're at it:

    A fish
    Swimming in the water
    That is thirsty
    is in serious need
    of psychological counseling!

  3. Chelsea says:

    Did you write this, Bob? I love it!

    ::just keep swimmin, just keep swimmin, just keep swimmin::

  4. Mahita Devi says:

    Thank you Bob. It's nice to hear/see/experience your voice. Your insight shines bright. Even though you are talking about swimming, which is fluid, your writing is strong—it illuminates. I hope you continue to share.

  5. Thank you Bob. There are certainly aspects that would work well. The project is all about connecting and creating/finding community. It's been an amazing experience to edit an anthology of this sort. The experiences and stories are powerful and life changing. The opportunity fell into my lap. The woman I am working with is a journalist. I admire her voice and vision. I have finally found my place in the world. We both know how long that has taken!

  6. drbinder says:

    "…Being a fish swimming in the sea isn't all there is" is now my #2 all time favorite Bob Weisenberg quote. The first is "What if every breath you took was like eating a bite of chocolate cake?" This is a great meditation topic! Thank You

  7. yogiclarebear says:

    Bob this is brilliantly beautiful. I can't wait to share this with my students and my little nephew. He loves "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" and I just KNOW his innocence will understand your Gita Fish without explanation.

  8. BJ Galvan says:

    I LOVE this!!!! SO great… such a brilliant metaphor.

  9. bj galvan says:

    Can i use it? I teach a whole class on Nemo and the Ocean of Grace… It is lovely!

  10. Wonderful! Now I know why I like scuba diving so much – such great wisdom to be found under the sea. Sharing on and using as inspiration for a day of Kids Yoga Camp. Bob, you're the best!

  11. John Morrison says:

    Very Nice – I think you have a real talent for this type of thing (i.e. DeMystifying Yoga – to borrow a phrase from your book). Keep up the good work, Bob.

  12. Pamela says:

    This Gita thread can't be allowed to become obsolete.

  13. freehugyoga says:

    Wonderful! I will definitely to share it!

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