Some say spirituality promotes suffering,
Certainly ego-mind is concerned that may be the case.
For it, this is a matter of life and death,
And somehow we all know the end of that story.
Even our collective mind resists true change,
Turning up the heat by its self-induced struggles.
But as the awakening-self emerges everything takes a different tack,
For it finds joy even as ego-mind unravels.