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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Gerard Butler searches his soul as one of The Jury COURT RIVALS.
And, so, in Le Journal d'un cure de campagne, much the same refinement upon refinement happens in the story itself as the priest searches his soul to discover his worth.