This moment here now
Stay present it will teach you how
Listen carefully be with what’s so
Resist the ease of no
Honor the experience of now
Your life works out somehow
It’s not in the future or past
Right now’s are all that last
Limit self-talk of yesterday’s rain
Clouds quickly pass stay present remain
Secret of freedom and richer life
Present mindfulness eliminates strife
Dancing is only one foot then another
No thinking about what you would rather
Buddha says focus stay clear
Present 365 days you have a year
Don’t like what you have here
Things will not likely bring cheer
With clarity honor your essence
Maintain awareness celebrate presence
Can you center yourself in the present?
Can you observe your now while listening in service of yourself and others?
– 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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