Before we change ourselves we must perceive
An evening list of all our self-made scars.
For without seeing we may be deceived.
Do you think that self-attack does good?
Do you believe in such uncivil war?
Perhaps you’ll drown yourself in homemade mud.
Inevitably we suffer outer pains
But adding to them shows how weak we are.
Be stronger and so try to be humane
Compare it with the use of a smartphone.
We don’t know how tethered we now are.
Until a special app used makes it known.
Though joy and love are not produced by will
There are doors which we should keep well barred
We can limit self-hate and its bill
Now spirit and its guidance is long gone;
We roam quite blindly where the door’s ajar.
Yet potential wholeness is here for everyone
The diary we keep of self-attack.
Gives new perception; shows who we now are
Enlightens us and guides us through the lack
The journey may be long and pain occurs
There is a crack through which new light enters
For change to happen we must see, perceive
Then change comes, hby natural grace we’re eased.