On our own, we cannot reach higher than our own fingertips lifted high.
We cannot break out of our own skin;
we cannot lift ourselves up by pulling at our own hair;
all of our achievements are tied to our own ego;
all that we may comprehend is defined by our own subjective perception.

We are prisoners by virtue of existence.

So G‑d threw us a rope:
He gave us tasks to fulfill that are beyond our grasp;
thoughts to fathom that take us outside the hollow of our subjective universe.

All that is needed is our willingness to leave ourselves.

We are all prisoners. But we sit on the keys.