And the devil came to visit me
he said ‘son, I am your enemy, fear me’
but it came to my surprise
I was drawn by the fire.
What is a poet? An unhappy man who hides deep anguish in his heart, but whose lips are so formed that when the sigh and cry pass through them, it sounds like lovely music … And people flock around the poet and say: ‘Sing again soon’ - that is, ‘May new sufferings torment your soul but your lips be fashioned as before, for the cry would only frighten us, but the music, that is blissful.’
symptoms: defensive; people-pleaser; self-conscious; introverted
cause: fear; misunderstanding of God’s love; misunderstanding of real love; selfish desire to advance self concept & image in the eyes of others.