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Resilience

Life has its moments ups and then downs
At times we’re royalty at times we’re clowns
The consistent message coming through the maze
Succeeding at your calling requires being brave

The answer to winning success at your game
The ability to keep going through infamy or fame
The lesson will be learned many times on your trip
Each time you fall down only one blip

It’s not about feeling slapped in the face
It’s what you do in the heat of the race
Will you bounce up will you stay down
Can you stand tall and go for the crown

It’s not what you do or how you act
The quality of your thought keeps you on track
This simple refrain “get up again”
Is “LIFE’s” only choice each morning and then

You will have a chance if you stay in the game
Correct your missteps try once again
The ribbon is saved for the resilient soul
Soul that bounce up never grow old

What are some of the great challenges you are facing?
Can you think of the last time you were knocked down?
How did you react, what did you do and more important, how did you think?
What enabled you to get from there to where you are now?

- 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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