Stressing and straining seeking treasured stature
Questing others notice that you want to matter
Longing recognition and a sense of fame
Has winning at any cost become your favored game
Comparing yourself to accomplishments of others
Competing with sisters and brothers
Taking on this taking on that
All the while shouting notice me where I’m at
One day you wake up wonder and ask
What have I been doing with each “lofty” task
The moment you realize that you are enough
You don’t have to persist in all of that stuff
Holding yourself worthy deserving happiness
It’s not about your doing it’s about being ness
All of your lofty goals and positions
Does nothing for the real statisticians
When driven by mother father husband wife
The real question is “do you have a life?”
Real happy is simple warm kindness and laughter
Gemutlich and feeling secure each day after
Preparing fresh food staying close to the earth
Smiles laughter companionship provide daily rebirth
You deserve your own sweet bliss
Realizing you’re enough provides happiness
Your god gifted nature and presence alone
Authentic expression that you have sown
That is the real gift you bring to earth
That sweet pure essence is your real worth
Why do you do what you do?
What are you really cultivating? Why?
Do you have to do what you do to get what you really want?
Is there a more direct path for you?
If you know what it is can you begin to work on it now?
What are you waiting for?
– Stewart Levine ©
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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