What a great journey the process called living
Serious challenges joyful giving receiving
Smiles of dear ones make our hearts flutter
The pain of disappointment causing a stutter

Staying centered amidst bumps in the road
With confident oneness carrying our load
Sometimes we lose it let go let fly
Can’t hold tears back so have a good cry

Deep joyless sadness of empty within
Fills up your vessel wreaks havoc and then
When you’re convinced you can’t take any more
Another piles on and you have one more chore

Always remember before making a fuss
Life’s about learning not about us
Lessons engendered by joy and pain
Each one has purpose get you whole again

Don’t take it too seriously laugh at yourself
Step outside your body see everyone else
Remember the measures you choose for success
In your own hand keys to your happiness

Do you see life’s journey from a long-term perspective?
Do you get engaged in the day to day drama?
Have you ever tried viewing everything from a place of higher altitude?
What do you have to lose?

– Stewart Levine ©

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