Fears and doubts meld into a glue within us,
Binding together ego-mind's many facets.
Our self-serving plans get reinforced,
Serving to intensify our self-absorption.
Ego-mind's most vulnerable spots get shored up,
Rebuffing our attempts to exit its domain.
But what a surprise when heart/mind's eyes are opened,
Peeling away the drama, revealing a longing for the Beloved?