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We have reached a plateau in human evolution
The next rung requires many new solutions
What brought us to this place it will not suffice  
Changing our thinking that sure would be nice

If we keep on expanding exploiting corrupting
Our civilization’s ecology we’ll continue disrupting
We need balance and thoughtful direction
Now’s the time for major mindful course correction

Our history as earthlings required great invention
As we engaged in conquest civility our pretension
We vanquished all the beasts mastered physical earth  
Invented great machines and what was it worth

We conquered time and space
Conquering each other our disgrace
We built vehicles of mass destruction
Now it’s time to stop construction

It’s time to come together exchange deep dialogue
Building sacred relationships healing what is wrong
If we cannot conquer our inner space
Likely death destruction for this human race

As you wander forward living sacred life
Stay conscious of choices being a midwife
Make abiding connections with those in your space
Be human in being cooperation as your grace

When you make choices about the use of resources do you think about the impact to the earth and to other people?
When you think about the choices your government makes what are the key factors you look at?
How do you support the value of cooperation in your life?
Why do you think cooperation is a very important value?

 
- 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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