Change begins with recognition
As our inner dysfunctions become clear
Resisting the urge to deflect or escape
We instead turn our focus inward
Breathing through the pain of soul-searching
As we break down our defenses brick by brick
To understand our role in our own discord.
We are always on a trajectory of evolution
Refining like pearls trapped in transformation
Until finally dawn breaks through the night
And we understand, we finally understand,
Where to find our healing light.
There is no bitterness in this process
We feel what we must feel to overcome
We change what we must change to transform
We cry the tears in need of bittersweet release
Falling apart to be put together piece by piece,
Saved only by our slowly dissolving belief
That on the other side of suffering
We may find relief.