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The colors are brighter with energy highs

A sense of engagement twinkles in your eyes

The magical time lights fires within

A mystical glow takes over your whim

 

The reverie settling puts smiles on your face

Compassion and grace for the human race

The longing inside gets quiet serene

The smile on your face sends a bright shining beam

 

What is it about this time of year

We click our heels and send out good cheer

Why can’t we carry all through the year

The spirit emerging that quells all our fear

 

The longing subsides we give with great patience

We fill up the cups of friends and relations

Why does it seem such a sad lonely fact

We can’t keep on giving as a permanent act

 

It really thrills and gives rich delight

Takes us to new places night after night

This year stay conscious hold onto your light

Continue your giving you’ll feel all right

 

The lesson to learn as you puff out your chest

Feeling real good comes from giving your best

Give to your life’s work your family and friends

When you give with selflessness your joy has no ends

 

How do you feel when giving to others at this time of year?

What gets in the way of continuing through the rest of the year?

What makes it so hard?

What if you chose to carry this giving spirit well all through the New Year? What would it really cost you?

What would come to you?

- 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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