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Slower

When I was a boy an hour seemed forever

A week an eternity a year lifelong measure

As I grow older the opposite seems true

What once took patience in no time is through
 

Seems as we get near our date with fate

As our time approaches to pass pearly gates

Time becomes gravity falling toward ground

Closer to impact faster hurtling down
 

Initial inclination knee jerk response of most

Push and pushing faster never miss a chance to boast

Move with helter-skelter running place to place

Never ever slowing to embrace a pace of grace
 

And as you move faster trying to outrun

The focus on quantity prohibits real deep fun

I suggest a turn around please just step aside

Dismount your little treadmill chose a different ride
 

Try a life of savoring start to taste each bite

Enjoy each distinct flavor begin to travel light

When the impact takes you to the other side

Memories will have clarity from a slower ride
 

Are you currently savoring the bites of your life or are you fastly moving through them?

What are the bites that you want to savor? Why?

What gets in the way? How might you get beyond whatever it is that stops you? 

 
- 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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