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Calm

How do you account for the periodic visit

Of quiet inside and a sense of contentment

How do you generate that presence more often

In a world that seems harsh how can we soften

 

What are the practices you can bring to bear

So that you can listen and truly hear

How can you stay calm in the chaos

Staying centered in the chatter among us

 

Where do you find the solace you need

In a place that’s forgotten simple good deeds

Why must each step be productive and gainful

Sometimes its nice just avoid all that’s painful

 

Develop your practice and faithfully adhere

Step off the wheel find the calm here

Meditation yoga a walk in the woods

Makes you realize you have too many coulds

 

Do it each day no matter resistance

Soon you reap benefits of your persistence

You will be rewarded with peace of mind

Just remember it’s something you can always find   

 

What are the centering practices you use for balance?

Are they working for you?

What else could you be doing?

What gets in the way?

What will keep you practicing?

What story about practicing will motivate you?  

 
– Stewart Levine ©

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