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Patience

What gets us in trouble our grasp and our will

We exert our ego's pressure and push for our fill

We disregard others and cannot let go

Of our selfish wanting that often plagues us so

 

Rather than accept and step into the flow

We try to control when we think we know

Until we stop and realize there is a larger plan

Assuming planet earth is a playground for man

 

What I am suggesting for those here right now

It's time to get bigger take on a new how

Let go of your ego let go of your will

Start practicing your patience and learn to be still

 

You can impact some things most have their own way

What is said is certain for sure I can say

What might serve you best on your seeker's path

Conserve your churning energy cut down on your wrath

 

Let go of your attachment to things you think should be

Take care of all your business that's a way to be free

Honor your true self here the one deep inside

The "I" filled with deep wisdom is where you might reside

 

If this or that happens it will not give you bliss

Desire's satisfaction’s fleeting like a lover's kiss

Take nurture from your patience and your choice to "let go"

As you see the up down process of your small ego

 

Step into your own wisdom let true presence emerge

Forget joyous abandon it will just tax your nerve

Honor your detachment let your quiet heart sing

Sweet love's here for the asking without doing anything

 

When was the last time you sat still and quiet and observed

the chattering of your mind and body?

What did you learn?

Is the presence that can do that part of your regular practice?

Why might that be valuable?

 
- 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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