What are the places life sends us to
Internal conundrums tensions that stew
Situations roll over again and again
Creating anxiety until that magic su wen
As we long for peacefulness in life and work
Somehow persisting wearing a smirk
Sitting there broiling stewing and bubbling
Uncanny ability to pour salt on what’s troubling
Some people choose to sit in that stew
Others would rather search for what’s new
Rather than standing alone on the track
Why not look at things from a place not so black
What is the worst that can happen to you
Why are you holding all this stress too
Why look for what in life you might take
When you can look for contribution to make
Think of the tension as a positive force
Aware it is pulling you back to your source
Remember echoes of how your life emerges
Will guide and bring you to powerful verges
What are the tensions in your life?
What dissonance do they bring up between your standards and actions?
What does the stress and tension have to teach you?
Do you believe there is always a lesson in stress and conflict?
How can you view the same thing through a new creative lens?
How can you enable yourself to see new vistas?
- Stewart Levine ©
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