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Today I sit waiting delivery certain

All of my stuff sofa chest curtain

Suddenly what I have been longing for

Will all be coming right through the door

 

All sorts of material things will arrive

Candles book cases tapes to help me thrive

Sweaters and shoes and coats galore

After being without I can’t wait any more

 

Amazing somehow these things we “need”

Possessions we covet drive many deeds

Suddenly they don’t mean very much

As we gain perspective wisdom and such

 

Things can’t respond relate or give warmth

They cannot comfort or buffer a storm

Soon all their shine becomes very dull

Since they can’t engage they don’t have much pull

 

When you reflect on what sustains

You realize possessions never maintain

People who populate filling your life

They are your treasure gems that midwife

 

What are your most valued treasures?

What have you been investing in?

How have your priorities around relationships developed?

What gets you out of bed each morning? Why?

- 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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