I’m told on good authority that I
Have lived before in many previous lives,
And when I ask if there’s a reason why,
They say it’s just what destiny contrives:
All souls are destined to experience
Recurrent challenges promoting growth,
Since what we might become could be immense
Should we transcend whatever makes us loath.
By overcoming fears of many kinds,
We prove ourselves more ready to advance
Toward realizing destiny’s designs,
The final aim of which is to enhance
Our holiness and make each growing soul
An image of perfection, clear and whole.