Pain comes in many flavors with differing intensity
Some have it easy some have suffering propensity
A deep primal scream buried in the solar plexus
Fills our electric brain as we search for the nexus
The profound anguish running through our core
Is why we’re in a body it’s what we came here for
When we are pure spirit we’re liberated free
Here you have a vehicle demanding constantly
We’re no longer able to dart here and there
Now we are handmaiden to space time and fear
Also we are subject to corporeal pain
Injury disease suffering ordinary stress and strain
Our body is addicted to people and things
We can’t let go of longing at least that’s how it seems
Then one day we wake up say it’s time to let go
I do not want to hang on I just want to grow
That is the precious moment we let go of fear
We find that our dear pain is not very real
Practice to transcend thoughts that do entwine
Home is where you’re headed you’ll be there in no time
How much pain and suffering are you committed to?
Have you ever heard the mantra that suffering is optional?
What if the suffering option was discontinued and no longer available?
How would you fill the time and space?
– 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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