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Caressing

A body in service poised with a mission

An honorable purpose waits its commission

The years you spend hoping to get

Leaving you empty in a deep fret

 

One trick to living is very simple

Give all you can get it back with no wrinkle

No sitting in gloom with deep agitation

Look at your turf with great expectation

 

The landscape reveals places that need

When giving yourself no need for greed

What you get back might shock and surprise

It’s so much more than you see with eyes

 

Built into the body your biological machine

Hands that caress tears that wipe clean

It’s deep in your nature to want to take care

Heartfelt compassion gives back when you dare

 

Don’t wait for others to take care of you

Find places to give jump into the stew

Give freely don’t keep gifts locked up inside

They will heal and bless and foster your pride

 

Can you remember the moments when you had the courage to reach out beyond yourself and give to others you knew were in need?

How did that feel?

What was the contribution to you?

Are there people around who might use what you have to give?

- 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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