How to become what you already are,
While avoiding the sharp horns of this delicate dilemma?
How to cover the tracks of your trying,
And letting your pretending-to-be-the-trier come to rest?
How to avoid wholeheartedness devolving into mental operations,
And allow the fire of an open heart to be revealed?
Ego-mind's persuasions will eventually appear as poison,
Leaving us free to prefer awakening's life-giving presence.