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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I find myself in deep thought, searching my soul. Does age give us the right to pick and choose?
I would like to share the outcome after searching my soul. I did my Masters in Pharmacy in the late 80s and a lot of my batch mates in B.
I have been searching my soul and trying to figure out once and for all who I am.
And as it formed one part of a depressing double-whammy which also saw series three of 24 depart BBC2 for Sky One (don't these people have a heart?) I found myself searching my soul. I realised there was far too little of interest on my five-channel telly as it was without the loss of the few programmes that I liked to watch from week to week.
The old Ally songs - Walk Away Renee, Searching My Soul, and Tell Him, which was saved for an encore - had the McBeal faithful on their feet dancing, swaying and clapping in the aisles.
The moment we had all been waiting for, of course, was the theme tune to Ally McBeal, Searching My Soul - and how the audience lapped it up.