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Now might be a beginning as you move toward an end

Life can be relentless as it moves through each bend

It serves up surprises while we pretend command

When we chose to draw some cards we can’t predict the hand

 

I never expected to feel at this depth

To know such emotion be withdrawn from my strength

As I move on stepping into fate

Now I know perspective the value of a mate

 

How honored I was a fortunate young man

My youthful cavalier missed the value of your plan

When I look back at all I did not see

I want a replay and give more of me

 

I tell myself I’ll be OK

I’ll travel through trauma return to everyday

As I go through life lessons will come

I’ll get to the bone then know the world from

 

A new place I’ll inhabit on this sacred earth

With a broader vista more tolerance more mirth

I loved you dear one more than you know

Connected forever souls dancing so

 

Have you ever looked back and realized what you were once blind to?

What lesson did you take from that realization?

Has it taught you to be more aware, awake, conscious and mindful?

How might you step into more of that for now and going forward?

 
- Stewart Levine ©

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I have always been a seeker, always looking for the answers to what seekers ponder. I can remember Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Psychocybernetics; Dr. Carl Rogers On Becoming a Person. Moving through my legal training and practicing law the focus was always about people and how to better their lives. All that searching, reading, studying and introspective work culminated in this collection of daily readings for seekers.

My work in the world has progressed from fighting legal cases to mediating divorces to helping people understand the essentials of relationship and collaborating to these poems. How can we collaborate effectively and work with each other in harmony to create the world we seek. How can we mindfully enable this world to become a place that works for all.

My prayer is that through introspection using these poems as a guide we can all grow together in making the world the Heaven on Earth we all aspire toward.

Categories:   Poems

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