What a great journey the process called living
Serious challenges joyful giving receiving
Smiles of dear ones make our hearts flutter
The pain of disappointment causing a stutter
Staying centered amidst bumps in the road
With confident oneness carrying our load
Sometimes we lose it let go let fly
Can’t hold tears back so have a good cry
Deep joyless sadness of empty within
Fills up your vessel wreaks havoc and then
When you’re convinced you can’t take any more
Another piles on and you have one more chore
Always remember before making a fuss
Life’s about learning not about us
Lessons engendered by joy and pain
Each one has purpose get you whole again
Don’t take it too seriously laugh at yourself
Step outside your body see everyone else
Remember the measures you choose for success
In your own hand keys to your happiness
Do you see life’s journey from a long-term perspective?
Do you get engaged in the day to day drama?
Have you ever tried viewing everything from a place of higher altitude?
What do you have to lose?
- Stewart Levine ©
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.
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