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Beatific

Swirls circle round twister’s in your brain

Just when you were centered comes torrential rain

When you realize feeling good’s not what life’s about

When you feel manic baffling it makes you want to shout

 

Beneath all the action buried in your mist

Lies a thoughtful peace and quiet transcending analysis

It’s the eye within the needle the center of the storm

The breath and life within the fire that keeps you warm

 

It’s burning very quietly with a glow that will sustain

It’s the salve that melts the aching soothing the pelting rain

It’s the force that brings perspective when all seems frayed and worn

It’s the deep abiding laughter the friendship in your storm

 

It’s the holy and the sacred inside of your profane

It’s the quiet force that feeds and guides you through your pain

It’s the force that enshrouds protecting the essential you

It’s the center of your kingdom the place from which you rule

 

As you seek your status and abiding peace inside

Remember it’s the quiet that feeds your cells real pride

From this deep still center all worthwhile is born

A quiet holy birthing place a beatific smile the norm

 

When was the last time you experienced the comfort of the quiet still center of your being?
What enabled your capacity to access it?
How did it feel?
What power or way of being in the world did it generate for you? Was it real? Imagined?
How do you know? Does it make a difference?

 

- 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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