On good authority I will accept
We’ve each a soul that after death endures
And in another realm is safely kept,
An essence that eternally is yours.
Presumably, life after life occurs,
Each bringing opportunities to grow
Beyond being hateful or perverse
And learn to love and ever live in flow—
All which instructs and prompts us to proceed
On paths of hope, kindness and charity,
According to each great religion’s creed,
Knowing that hate and greed are heresy.
To do this takes inspired discipline
And firm determination to begin.