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 ©
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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