CULTIVATING THE SPIRIT
To cultivate your spirit and enhance
Your inner life, it’s needful to reflect
Upon that vast, mysterious expanse
We call our soul, a secret to inspect:
What is this essence of our consciousness,
That quality which shapes us as we are,
The origin of values we profess,
Whose health it is our charge to make or mar?
Our heart is more than just our body’s core,
And seems to be as well our spirit’s seat,
Which we may spend a lifetime to explore,
A project, though, that few of us complete.
Which leads us to believe and hope and yearn
We’ll have another chance—and shall return.