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Essence

How do you get to the center of your heart

Where you care for self without tearing apart

There’s no simple answer here on this earth

Each day you foster your delivery and birth

 

Situations life serves teach a great deal

Charting a direction and showing what’s real

Learning from experience points out the way

As you grope for answers in your personal play

 

The gusto and intensity your life brings forth

Trying this and that drinking from your trough

The glory inside you does not fade away

Though sometimes you’re battered navigating the fray

 

In the long run we return to godhead

Where pure spirit lives and essence is fed

As you pretend what you have here is real

Remember dream states reflect what you feel

 

The chances you take and the journey you follow

Could not be more perfect though you think it hollow

The purpose of living’s not material gain

It’s the power of presence learned from pleasure and pain

 

What are your activities teaching you?

What are you taking from your “wins and losses?”

Are you pushing edges or playing it safe?

Are there places you might choose to test yourself that force an expansion of your life experience?

Can you go deeper and wider? What is there to lose?

 
- 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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