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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Illingworth said: "We searched our souls long and hard in letting Craig go tonight, and even though he's tried his level best to make his comeback from injury a success, the struggle has been tougher than expected.
we have searched our souls asking ourselves what can we bring to our community .