Live in the moment be here in the now

Maintain the present let it teach you how

Listen carefully be with what’s here

Allow connection to take away fear


Honor the experience of moment to moment

It is your life and you get to own it

Life’s not about the future or past

A series of right “now’s” all that will last


Do not be discouraged by yesterday’s rain

Clouds will pass quickly when present you remain

The secret to freedom and a rich whole life

Stay fully present awareness alleviates strife


Dancing’s only one foot in front of the other

Never thinking about anything you’d rather

The Buddha would say stay focused and clear

Add up each present day you have a year


If you can’t like what you have today

You’ll never embrace what you want anyway

Stay clear as a bell honor your essence

Maintain awareness celebrate presence


Can you count breaths or steps to center yourself in the present?

Can you be a better “listener” that observes what is happening now?

Do you know how to listen to and be in service of yourself? Of others?

What are you listening for?

What are you hearing?

- 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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