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Envisioning

There are many people not sure what to do

They act hastily react and sit and stew

Never get to bottom never get clear

Never take the time or thought to get to what is dear

 

It takes a pointed focus and a lot of strength

To hang in indecision when your jaw is clenched

When you have misgivings and uncertainty

It’s hard to choose a course that will set you free

 

To get to real freedom best to avoid remorse

Envision all the consequence before choosing a course

Most of the planet’s sadness pain that makes you scream

Stems from untempered action not attached to any dream

 

Put yourself in the future play out every scene

Embody all the results of living in that dream

Get into all the feelings all the mental sets

Understand the place you’ll be when you take those steps

 

Listen to the voices that speak from deep inside

They will tell your own truth beyond foolish pride

It’s not about your victory or your common sense

It’s honoring your inner world beyond all pretense

 

Move slowly in your cauldron let heat and passion cool

You do not want to reflect and say I was such a fool

Be open to your own depths let them bubble up

Take the time for your true voice to fill your wisdom cup

 

How good are you at imagining what will follow from a particular action?

Do you take thoughtful time to listen to yourself and others before taking action?

What have you learned from going through that process?

How has it impacted your way of acting in the world?

- 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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