The psychiatrist’s song

Learn to know the mind-behind-
Mind that sees when you are blind.
Learn to trust the mind-below-
Mind that’s wiser than you know.

Learn to meet the fear you fear,
Hate you hate, and see them clear.
Enter the forbidden place.
Face at last your other face.

Learn to be alone; then only
Reach out hand no longer lonely.
Grow,be tall yet reconciled
To yourself the weeping child.

Love; be easy, and be warm.
Find the fire beyond the form.
Laugh. Forgive yourself; forgive
Sins long dead, and learn to live.

Arthur Seymour John Tessimond