Cell growth takes on its own mind
Dividing as it pleases being wild
Most cells follow a plan and time
Invasive cancer has its own rhyme
What’s the cause where does it come from
Perhaps a carcinogenic demon
Sometimes genetic sometimes in the air
No right or wrong or what is fair
When someone’s hit with this chronic disease
Life’s new dimension throws some to their knees
Treatment is awful expense huge
Never predictable who’ll win who’ll lose
A scrounge without regard for age or race
It teaches compassion could be in your place
Learning envelopes all within the sphere
More than any school teaching through fear
Tells us life’s fragile no matter how “big” we are
Stricken from all over measured by a common bar
When placed in the circle of this powerful force
Cancer’s your teacher no room for remorse
What does your capacity for resilience provide?
Have you learned from challenging situations whose value you did not see at the time?
How do the lessons enhance your life today?
– 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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