What's obvious may not at all be apparent to ego-mind,
That it 's just not up to the job of awakening.
No matter how many affirmations it may finesse,
They boil down to empty manipulations.
For how can a self-enslaved heart break free,
And truly place the Beloved above all else?
Awakening's presence fills this impossible gap,
Allowing a stilled heart/mind to reflect a silent light.