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Caretaking

It’s good to remember a truth of life

We all need caretaking when feeling strife

Someone to be there salving the ills

When it turns cold warming away chills

 

No matter how far how fast and how rich

When we are sentient life’s not always a stitch

Looking for balance inner peace quiet serenity

While at the same time being centered and free

 

Search for the warm you can call home

Nurturing caressing hearing your existential moan

It quiets the yearning and fills up your “whole”

It provides peace and solace as you grow old

 

As you go forward and you grow up

Realize you get filling their cup

The place we long for the warm glow within

Comes from the giving while wearing a grin

 

Do you feel like you are part of a caretaking circle?

Who do you give comfort to and who do you get comfort from?

What do get from it?

What do you give to it?

Is this a satisfying exchange?

Why?

- 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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