Others are our energy others are our source
Those we love light up our life we know that of course
When they make a request and need our strength
That is when our loving gives us what’s heaven sent
The glory our life is what grows deep inside
Our eternal source of wisdom and our sense of pride
It’s not about what we have or just who we are
It is about connections that are our lucky stars
So many of our brothers and sisters all around
Think their life is for getting while they are above ground
Yet those who reflect deeply and get close to their home
They know in their giving they are not alone
We have set up standards focusing on what we “have”
All the while we’re longing to be another’s salve
If we can stay mindful we realize a simple truth
Giving’s really getting now you’re a super sleuth
Our lives take on meaning when others lean on us
The more that they are taking the more that we light up
Remember that in others you will find your soul
Surround your life with people as you grow gloriously old
How good are you at enabling others to help you define your identity?
Think about who you would be if you were living in a vacuum?
How would you know who you are?
Where and who would you be without others in your life?
– 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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