Haunted by mistakes of the past
Grievances that gouge at your conscience
Pursued by premonitions of karma
Stabbed by the loss of things you cannot regain
The love of your life, down an isle with another
An orphaned child you abandoned in war
And dearest friends repelled by endless promises
Those lies you must always maintain
And truths without identity
Each time you close your eyes
Your soul is drowned in pain
You can nolonger find relief
Not in the sexual pleasures now devoid of passion,
Nor in the indulgence of addiction!
The things that worked nolonger do,
Quick fixes that have fizzled out and soured.
Where does forgiveness come from?
Is it divine, or is it a choice?
Are there sins for which we cannot repent,
Secrets not meant to be revealed?
Do you believe in an afterlife,
And are we damned or doomed,
For things we could never undo!
When we lose belief in ourselves, it is belief in something else
That renews our will and hope
And gives us the peace and rest we so desperately crave.
I believe that religion and spirituality offer some, if not the best therapies in existence.
For few other remedies can set our souls free of the secret burdens we carry.
Have you struggled with the constant inability to find sleep? What remedies do you use??