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Loyalty

What does it mean to be a true heart

A heart that has given a heart that is smart

How much is it worth to know that somewhere

In corners of other hearts for you, they are there

 

A critical lesson as we move down our path

Knowing connections quiets our wrath

Relationships and people you can count on

Who’s on your team who’s quickly gone

 

When you make your choices always stop and ask

What are implications resulting from this task

Think of the long term not only tomorrow

Loyalty is earned not something you borrow

 

Surrounding us today many short-term relations

A paucity of unions built on firm foundations

Act on the connections that are deep in your heart

Thinking money power is not always smart

 

What you deposit in today's bank account

May hurt in the long run when you figure out

The treasure sometimes in honoring connections

Pays back ten times more than opportunistic defections

 

Who’s on your core team?

What can you count on them for?

Do they know the unique place they hold?

Do you honor them with that knowledge?

Do you let them know why they have been chosen?

What is the long-term value they provide?

- 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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