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Deliverance

Life is evolving it’s never static
For most living creatures that’s not problematic
They roll with the changes they don’t resist
For them no more than some very fine mist

Humans are different because we have mind
Minds tell us stories about what’s left behind
We fuss agitated anxiety drools
We spend countless hours acting like fools

Holding white knuckle fearing the changes
Fighting the gravity our will rearranges
When we hear our static we lock up quickly
We pray to be rescued or we get sickly

We make up stories about how good it “was”
We look over our shoulders create all kinds of buzz
When opportunity comes and knocks at our door
We rationalize “we don’t want it any more”

Then we complain that we are stuck
When we finally see we can’t pass the buck
We’re each responsible for our own station
When deliverance knocks say YES, with elation

What form does your resistance take?
How do you react to it?
How good are you at transcending your own resistance?
What value has your resistance provided in the past?
What has the cost been? Do you think there is a more productive way of responding to your resistance?

 
- 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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