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Integrity

Congruent without congruent within

Your presence congruent from toes to chin

Congruent in gait congruent in voice

That’s how it is you don’t have a choice
 

It’s not about image or strategic vision

Just how you live life with clarity precision

At the end of each day when you finish your labor

You lie down to rest look for warmth to savor
 

You are who you are you do what you say

Your word is the bond you honor each day

When called upon you counsel the poor

You nurture humankind that walks through your door
 

For you it’s living from inside out

Heart is your guide without twist and shout

Whatever’s your truth whatever your beliefs

Your creed guides your actions bringing relief
 

It’s not about your dreams or mercenary ambition

Your heartfelt dedication attaches to your mission

When you get near the end look back and reflect

Life was your dream nothing to repent
 

How does your life compare to what the poem says to you?

Are you living from a place of integrity?

Would your friends agree?

What changes do you need to make?

How can you live more from the inside out?  

 
- 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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