Peacemaking peacekeeping a very noble art
It begins deep inside that’s where you start
The first place to look deep in your heart
What motivation has you play your part
Does purity of action reflect an inner smile
Does your engagement transcend ego’s wile
What forces lie in you what deep inner reserves
Compel moving forward when you lose your nerve
Does essence of humanity pull you to this end
Even when not knowing what’s around the next bend
Does deep compassion broaden your wings of dove
How sweet is the nectar and purity of your love
Begin getting quiet in touch with inner source
Quiet your chatter let go of all remorse
Conjure a vision of peace that will abide
Let go of all certainty about the journey's ride
Let faith emerge to lead you and quiet any fear
Trust that god will guide and help to get you there
The path straight and narrow steps are steep and true
Pause knowing the counsel this is not about you
Be selfless in your presence let your voice guide the way
As your instrument merges with your sense of play
Silent at the center chaos all around
The mystery of birthing peace comes from common ground
Does your inner peace reflect the peace you wish for the world?
Have you ever embraced the truth that the external is a mirror of the internal?
What is unsettled in your inner world such that you crave a peaceful world?
What might happen to your quest for world peace if your inner world were peaceful?
- Stewart Levine ©
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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