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Life serves up many choices times we must decide

Each fork impacts the quality of your private ride

Go one way your life is sublime

Another tack struggle much of the time

 

When younger we ignore the law of consequence

Thinking we’ll escape till we get our comeuppance

Laws of karma operate beyond mortal control

Always getting even you reap what you sow

 

As you travel life mind your Ps and Qs

Be conscious of lessons that your choices choose

Stinging results hurt you to the core

Clearly reminders where you must learn more

 

The vice of options opens you’re clenched within its jaws

Don’t blindly barrel forward give yourself some pause

Consider what flows from decisions you make

Choose your footsteps wisely for now and posterity’s sake

 

The guilt of pain inflicted on others who are dear

Will haunt your mind’s perspective year after every year

Selfishness may satisfy your immediate thirst

Stay aware of long-range fall out and avoid the worst

 

What makes you a human what sets you apart

What lifts you beyond instinct your compassionate heart

Let's not forget reflection and self-consciousness too

Abstract thought and reasoning form a complex brew

 

Now's the time to act from your highest self

Time for fear to fade away do not be someone else

Time is running late now time to choose is near

Do you voice your vote for life or continue in your fear

 

When considering options how do you make choices?

Do you think about what will flow from a particular set of actions?

Do you think about the impact it will have on people you care about?

Do you think about the long-term impact on your soul?

 
- 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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