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Holiday is holy day in case you don’t recall

Acknowledgement accomplishment perhaps a sacred fall

Sometimes we don’t remember why we commemorate

For most it’s just some time off and you get to fill your plate

 

Retailers have a purpose in selling us their stuff

And e-commerce mavens think to offer us so much

Credit card providers lick their chops with glee

Fancy food purveyors happy as can be

 

Some of us take care of the poorer souls

Whose heartbreak and depression threw them against the shoals

Most do not stop to see or even recognize

Hollowness and empty holes functioning as eyes

 

What can we do to turn an empty fate

What provides a jaunty bounce to a halting gait

Some recognition of why the day’s profound

Some genuine cognition of sacredness that’s sound

 

Spend some time in prayer or what quiets you

Understand what holy day can provide that’s true

Honor what is sacred let go of what’s profane

And keep celebrating so what’s deep inside remains

 

Aside from providing respite do you think holidays serve a useful purpose?

Do you take time out for holidays? Regularly?

What purpose do they serve for you?

What value do you take from them?

What do they give back?

- 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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