77. My ego and my soul

My ego needs,
My soul has.

My ego tries,
My soul does.

My ego knows the problem that is,
My soul becomes the answer that is.

I am not alone;
Within my unlit self
My ego, my naked death.

I am not alone;
Within my snow-white heart
My soul and my Spirit's flame.
Sri Chinmoy, My Flute, Agni Press, 1972