The slightest hint of awakening's possibility contains a potent gift,
A treasure that's poison to other allures.
While not so pleasing to our ego-mind,
Once pacified, it can acquiesce in this quest.
Though bound within mind's mazes we appear free,
The longer the leash, the further to roam.
But eventually destiny leads us beyond all restraints,
When self's boundaries start to go, surrendered at the Beloved's threshold.