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Our world is moving at a harrowing pace

The trajectory opposite to states of grace

It’s driven by profit and fueled by power

There’s little time to rest for an hour

 

When you reflect on your most creative time

You likely discover your thoughts most sublime

Emerged and bubbled from your deep wells

When you were quiet not answering bells

 

The opposite side of the equation is true

When you were in trouble it came out of a rue

A brew that was bubbling and churning so quick

You became stuck in a cauldron so thick

 

Now it’s your chance to honor a truth

When you’re spinning so fast you act out like a youth

You become frustrated demanding and tense

You don’t have much patience for anyone else

 

When you are too frenzied and feeling pressured

Your thinking is addled your mind is not measured

When your mind is spinning out of control

It’s no time to take action you can’t see the shoals

 

You will look back and be disappointed

At decisions and actions less than anointed

When you’re navigating serious space

Slowing your pace contributes more grace

 

How fast do you ordinarily move?

What drives the pace at which you navigate your life?

Are you moving fast as choice or just moving in the soup surrounding you?

Have you made a choice?

Can you make a choice?

 
- 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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