search (one's) soul

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search (one's) soul

To carefully consider or think about one's own emotions about or motivations for something. We're asking upper management to search their souls and realize that this decision will negatively impact every employee in the company. I know you're hurt right now, but search your soul—you know that breaking up was the right thing to do.
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IN August 2009 Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill searched his soul and in an act of simple, human compassion decided that cancerstricken Abedelbaset al-Megrahi should be released to spend his dying days at home with his family.
Twenty-four months in which he searched his soul for answers while reinventing himself as a master of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or submission wrestling.
Rider said he has searched his soul and figured out what has gone wrong with his career, the future of which was up in the air after the Atlanta Hawks released him March 17.
He may well have searched his soul while kneeling down at morning mass, but publicly he never questioned the contradictions of his life," writes Thomas.
DAVID BECKHAM last night revealed how he searched his soul to pull himself out of the mental and physical slump that threatened to overwhelm him.