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Bifurcation

Oh what a wish oh what a longing

Two places at once at each there’s belonging

Do you feel pulled and sometimes twisted?

When you want to be here but go there have you missed it

 

How many times have you been frustrated

When you ought to be here feeling elated

What is the solution how have you succeeded

When one part wants this but the other is pleading

 

So what do you do what’s the solution

To get from conundrum to resolution

The simple solution the easy way clear

To be in both places with a smile and good cheer

 

Old Hindu masters they had the answer

With resourceful intention they avoided disaster

Through clarity of spirit and sheer force of will

They went to both places and they had their fill

 

Their physical body they sent to one place

Spirit went elsewhere with lightness and grace

They trusted they knew what happened there

While their physical body remains calmly here

 

To some this seems folly just mere delusion

This hocus pocus is no solution

But others are sure with clarity rare

Imagination is as good as being there

 

How do you deal with conflict in your life?

Is it something that’s easy or challenging for you?

Where did you learn how to deal with conflict?

Is that method serving you?

Have you ever made a choice to learn how to get good at dealing with conflict? 

- 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.

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