What is your happiness what is your delight
What makes you smile in the middle of the night
What tickles your fancy warms your sweet heart
What generates quickening serves you as art
What voices ensure you’re not alone
What makes you laugh when far from home
What joyful reminder assures you’re god’s child
No matter the distance no matter how wild
From what I see it’s an enduring state
A place you come back to your starting gate
To sustain yourself through deep dark nights
Find inner peace or you’ll lose the fight
Life here on earth has bumps and grind
Sometimes your treatment feels very unkind
Abiding knowing is what we came for
Lessons embodied serve as your door
It’s never about what happens to us
About crowning achievements please do not fuss
It’s about being centered and grounded and firm
About experiences from which you can learn
Let learning and knowing always make you smile
Remember you’re only here for a while
Take joy in companions with whom you delight
Take joy in the passage from darkness to light
What or who are you learning about that gives you wisdom and pleasure?
Do you find the time to celebrate and acknowledge the things that bring you wisdom and joy?
What would it take for you to do that regularly?
Do you appreciate the real reasons for your life on earth?
- Stewart Levine ©
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