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Calm

How do you account for the periodic visit

Of quiet inside and a sense of contentment

How do you generate that presence more often

In a world that seems harsh how can we soften

 

What are the practices you can bring to bear

So that you can listen and truly hear

How can you stay calm in the chaos

Staying centered in the chatter among us

 

Where do you find the solace you need

In a place that’s forgotten simple good deeds

Why must each step be productive and gainful

Sometimes its nice just avoid all that’s painful

 

Develop your practice and faithfully adhere

Step off the wheel find the calm here

Meditation yoga a walk in the woods

Makes you realize you have too many coulds

 

Do it each day no matter resistance

Soon you reap benefits of your persistence

You will be rewarded with peace of mind

Just remember it’s something you can always find   

 

What are the centering practices you use for balance?

Are they working for you?

What else could you be doing?

What gets in the way?

What will keep you practicing?

What story about practicing will motivate you?  

 
- 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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