The lonely truth
That which has brought me here, I must give up;
that which has served me well, protected me;
which has grown into my skin,
become part of me, part of my life;
that which I have clutched so bitterly
for comfort and refuge, which has always
understood me when no one else could,
is now keeping me from the heights
to which I must attain. That which I thought
of always as my most loyal companion,
I must abandon, to find the lonely truth
of who I am and that which it is not.
O child of God, the lonely truth, it is said,
leads beyond companionship to union.