We may think it is we who seek to awaken,
When it's awakening that always pursues us.
Ego-mind may think awakening is its due,
When our whole life may just be fodder for spirit's designs.
How to fathom such departures from our norms,
But through glimpsing beyond mind's prison?
How to leap beyond thought, hope and faith,
But through the workings of the Beloved's mercy?