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Compassion

It resides inside part of our presence

A fundamental part of human essence

Beneath the surface beyond sense or reason

Emerging when threatened some personal treason

 

It has roots in primordial fear

The terror of birth the injustice here

It might rise up when you're crossed or burned

When you see injustice or compassion spurned

 

Reactive energy frightful ripping things apart

Standing in contrast a compassionate heart

Reaction the devil of blood lust and revenge

Get beyond its orbit or suffer its spiteful end

 

Use the reservoir of this powerful force

Choose beyond reaction use the energy as source

Use rage to grow bigger and stronger of heart

Let it motivate you to high human art

 

Do not let trespasses poison your passionate soul

Do not allow their violation to make you less whole

Do beckon your love to be sweeter and more

Let your soul flower it's what you came here for

 

See those who betrayed you as needing your love

They do not know better they need warmth not a shove

Respond with compassion not vitriol and hate

Compassion the ticket through your evolutionary gate

 

What triggers you and taps into your rage?

Can you remember the last time something set you off?

What became of all the energy the situation generated?

Were you able to transmute into something that served you or did you let it just dissipate?

What strategy might you adopt for the next time?

- 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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