Joy is the essential presence of god

Freedom from chatter a north-pointing nod

No place to go you are deeply home

Your presence is solid no fear scream or moan


You’re resting firmly feet on the ground

Solid conserving nothing to be found

Hear your deep indwelling inside your being

Enabling your presence and all you are seeing


From that profound presence all else unfolds

You’re younger and older on your own road

The joyless pure torture your mind can unleash

Will not feed your hunger or provide release


Stuck-ness from inside holds you like a vise

The miser aloneness makes you think more than twice

There’s much more to living than chattering mind hell

There’s more to let go of to make you more well


As usual I’m way beyond normal or norm

As I sit listening to my internal storm

Suddenly quiet chatter’s gone for now

Peace has alighted angels here wow


Can you identify with these words?

Do you remember when you felt the impact of the presence of your mind?

What was it like?

How has that moment informed you?

Are you still searching for peace?

Where are you looking?

– Stewart Levine ©

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