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What is the essence of life that’s human

What are the gifts of each man and woman

As we enact our privileged existence

What’s the uniqueness passing between us

 

The lives we lead have such potential

If only we cherished were more reverential

The biological machine we inhabit is a gift

The extraordinary tool provides such a lift

 

Our ability to think to feel and choose

Reflect on experience sense win or a lose

Attraction repulsion taste touch smell and feel

Experience our senses intuition to heal

 

Being open and sharing the pain of others

Tending wounded sisters and injured brothers

Honor remorse learning changing what we do

Sacrifice self for lessons others pursue

 

Project our feelings draw to our fold

Exhibit peace quiet when we start growing old

Recognize what’s missing in our cultural mores

Committing ourselves honoring a cause

 

The richness of time here not to be denied

Please do not engage too much foolish pride

Take joy from the experience savor all the flavors

When making choices minimize your waivers

 

Are you having a full rich life experience?

Are there things you would like to partake of while in your human form?

What would you regret missing if the opportunity was gone?

 
- 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.

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