Exchanging Self With Others
If what we seek lays not upon our part,
But in the cherished acts we give to others,
Let guiding light of altruism's heart,
Forget ourselves, immerse in all our mothers.
This mountain of our self, we stand aloft,
Is but a concept brought about by mind,
And in the valley ice peaks become soft,
A melting of our love for all mankind.
The fear of loss, or being left without,
Prevents the magic coming from release,
The cherishing of self we must renounce,
And therein find in "other" our heart's peace.
This goes against the grain of all we're told,
And few have braved relinquishing self love,
This holy transmutation into gold,
Cast out the "I", hold "other" high above!