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 ©

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