Yes, the Beloved illumines the toll-free road to God,
Though each must pay love's dues to dare the journey.
Yes, the Beloved imposes no demands,
Though it’s required that each must reach beyond themselves.
Yes, the Beloved gives all free rein,
Though the only recourse is to flee from self’s slavery.
Yes, the Beloved’s presence is ever available,
But is it our part to just keep waiting for a handout?
If the Beloved waits for us while we delay, it’s a stalemate,
And if we pursue through ego-mind's ruses it’s a dead end.