All the unhappiness, the fear, pain and suffering would disappear if you would simply look at its source. The ego gives you many images, for it is truly afraid of you looking directly at it.
No one can escape from illusions unless he looks at them, for not looking is the way they are protected. (T-11.V.1:1)
You need but look,
That path you took
Led you astray.
Somehow the promises that ego gave away,
The lies it told – seemed real.
For tiny instant you became confused and fell asleep.
You saw the dream of suffering and pain,
Your slumber seemed so deep.
And is it not a shame?
You came so far
Not realizing who You truly are.
And yet, you need but look around
And realize – the happiness is nowhere to be found.
You’ve looked for it outside for years,
Was it worth it to shed all these tears?
And still remain – unhappy, unfulfilled,
So lonely in this illusion that you’ve built…
But don’t despair, just look again,
This time inside – it won’t be in vain.