What is it about humans that set us apart

The crowning characteristic that enables art

Not a physical attribute that we can see

It’s a quality of mind that makes us free


Most other creatures act on instinct alone

They do not reflect on what seems to be known

Gifts that we have that gives us our grace

Being self-reflective and choosing our pace


If we make smart choice and want to achieve

A key to our progress is what we believe

It’s also about our ability to change

To look at behavior and rearrange


Human life is not something written in stone

When you become mindful you begin to atone

Awareness of this and awareness of that

Enables a knowing where you are at


And when you want to make some large moves

Your mindfulness enables creating new grooves

As you traverse your own path through the night

The north star of mindfulness reveals your bright light


How has the lack of self-awareness hindered you in the past?

How has it helped you make changes in both who and how you are?

Are you always mindful of who you are being?

What do you do when you forget who you are?

Are others helpful getting you back to center?

– Stewart Levine ©

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