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Rage

Residing in the chest this deep primal scream

Holding injustice the world has never seen

Lying dormant until tapped awakened

When your line is crossed more innocence taken

 

Welling up within a huge screaming snake

The shriek and the volume a pulsating wake

The essence of this primal scream

Reflecting suffering from an ancient dream

 

The rage embodies collective memory

Of the soul trampling in its history

That is why the charge is profound

Holding past present and future ground

 

What is the best tactic what must we do

With profound violence triggered by untruth

Acting out is dangerous making things worse

Lashing out with violence magnifies any curse

 

Can you take the path of wisdom take the path of love

Can you take the only path connected to a dove

Heal them with forgiveness let compassion flow

The only way rage ever ends choose to let it go

 

When was the last time you experienced rage?

What brought it on?

How did it end?

What was the overall experience for you?

How did you get through it?

Is there anything you learned that will help you the next time rage visits?

Can you use the learning as a resource?

- 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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