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It all happens now no future or past

Time is all fantasy an illusory path

Whatever we know housed in our mind

Transpires now though we’re usually blind

 

It takes place this instant on the head of a pin

Let this realization freeze you with a permanent grin

You hold in your being all you’ll ever know

Discover and reveal what’s been clouded in snow

 

As you watch the sheep plan save and retire

The common dream theme not much to inspire

All the truths they follow the myths that control

Illusions so fear-based they trample the soul

 

Enduring strength lets you know what's for you

Do not measure your value by games they do

You know your own answers know your own path

Following others is a molasses bath

 

If you don't heed the warnings or follow your heart

Pure presence falters leading to fits and starts

Live your life from inside where you already know

It’s all in this moment honor now and just glow

 

How much are you influenced by the hopes, dreams, aspirations, values and standards of others?

How much are you living today for yesterday or tomorrow?

What would your life look and be like if you followed your authentic self?

Can you try it for a day, a week, a month, a year, forever?

- 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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