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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There is a grave need to educate everyone on the present day scenario of this second "Azaadi Ki Ladai", lest we lose this great opportunity through callous citizens, who lack awareness, who have not searched their souls for dormant patriotism, who are working at cross purposes & those who have lazily decided to sleep through this crisis.
The KFC singer described how the group searched their souls after Cable's death as to whether they should continue.
According to a March 27 editorial that appeared in The Union Leader, the state's largest newspaper, "Never in New Hampshire's history have legislators searched their souls so profoundly on the question of a woman's right to choose.