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How did we get so focused on who owns what

When all we accumulate is often for naught

It doesn’t heal your sadness cure cancer other ills

When you feel alone and cold it cannot warm your chills

 

As you think of the future where your life will be

Please do not forget service and acts of charity

It’s really quite amusing to think about Manhattan

Purchased for $26 a sum of so little matter

 

Indians could not comprehend ownership of earth

They saw land as public it’s yours from time of birth

We have all we ever need on this bountiful planet

We all need to figure out how to share what’s on it

 

Technology and science great gifts of our invention

Enable us to provide for all let’s harness that intention

If we could give to everyone roof food and avocation

This world could be a joyous place abounding in creation

 

When you hold this vision think not of sacrifice

Be aware that your gift would be giving twice

Remember what you donate will come back to you

Your gift a hospitable planet that’s a simple true

 

What motivates and drives you?

Do you think of yourself as a giver or a taker?

What do you give and what do you get in return?

What’s more satisfying, the giving or the taking?

Do you have enough? What’s missing?

What do you have to give away?

- 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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