|So sure of myself, sure of my beliefs;
||Sure of nothing.
|Dismissive of ritual and tradition;
||Cherishing ritual and tradition for the effects they have.
|Reliant on study, analysis, and reason;
||Reliant on something mysterious, something that wells up from down deep.
|Reading Dharma teachings rife with contradictions and confusion;
||Reading Dharma teachings nurturing and reassuring.
|So many questions, so eager to ask;
||No questions… no answers…
|Infatuated with my path, exceptionalism reigns;
||Happy with my path. Happy for anyone’s path.
|Feelings of resentment swept me away;
||Now they tug at me more gently.
|Unacknowledged struggles each and every day;
||Aware of struggles each and every day.