How many of us have been lost, wandering throughout life without certainty of who we really are and why we're here?
How many of us have been suffering, controlled by the mind & ego rather than the heart & soul?
How many of us have fallen short of success again & again, driven by survival instincts rather than spiritual intuition?
Who have we believed ourselves to be?
For what reasons have we believed ourselves to be carrying on?
How much longer will we be content with sacrificing the pursuit of our deepest yearnings for the familiarity of our habitual, limiting, and often self-destructive patterns?
When will we have had enough of our ego's insanity and choose the path of wisdom & complete integrity, for once and for all?
In which hour will we allow our constructed identities to die, being reborn in the consciousness of universal, divine intelligence?
How far must we go astray before seeing the futility of our failed ways?
How much conflict must we endure to hear & heed the inner voice whispering the solutions to our issues of dual identities having kept us at odds with ourselves?
What point must we reach to feel the full consequences of our misguided thoughts & actions so strongly that we cannot but transform the core of our being into that embodying the essence of compassion, living in accordance with a higher order?
What dead end can we not trust is approaching, that we've neglected to follow the wisdom of a higher guidance - stubbornly advancing in directions we know will not bring fulfillment?
Why have we insisted on being so strong, building walls keeping out not only threats, but our potentially most wonderful blessings?
Why have we been so fearful of being vulnerable, denying our fragility and at all cost avoiding exposing our deepest truths?
Where have we not been honest with ourselves about what's been going on in the deepest recesses of our souls, lying about the degree to which we've been hurting & have not yet healed?
Where have we not been true to ourselves?
Where have we not been serene in accepting the idea we cannot change - resisting the uncontrollable, fighting an invisible enemy, hoping to gain dominion over the realm of God?
Where have we not called forth our courage in the matters we can change - teetering on the brink of indecision, having doubted our power to produce that we most desire?
Where have we been foolish to think we have ultimate power over people & events - stubbornly persisting in the abuse of our spirit, trying to conform circumstances to our arbitrary ideals?
And where have we opened to the wisdom guiding us into action on the paths on which we can choose our outcomes - responsibility leading ourselves & others into the future with confidence & faith?
What is more painful - carrying the hurts of our past, or having not followed the callings of our souls?
What is more damaging to the spirit - oppressive & restrictive circumstances, or having disconnected from the graces of God allowing us the power to transcend those circumstances?
What is more empowering - the pursuit of knowledge & external support, or the recognition of and commitment to developing our inner value, or the purpose of serving others in their journeys of empowerment?
What is more liberating - the positive thinking allowing us an escape from our shadows, or the shift in awareness & being giving us the realization of those shadows as illusions to be shattered and replaced with Truth & light?