A demon of consciousness that defies your intention
Renders you spineless of one dimension
Takes your self-confidence your energy and being
Blindfolds your vision relegates all of your seeing
It’s a big surly monster without any end
Enveloping you demanding you bend
Progress is halted action is stopped
Life seems like molasses you just want to drop
When will it end this bottomless pit
When will you surface intact with your wit
You’ve been in this chasm more than one time before
This daunting life passage not what you came here for
What will help you endure see you through to the end
What will engage and be your dear friend
What are your lessons what do you need to learn
When will the ordeal end when will you turn
Life’s not for the meager nor for the weak
Not for the faint-hearted who want to be sheep
Listen to your voices follow your heart
Let life come to you unfolding as art
Cultivate wisdom give kindness to friends
Listen with compassion serve make amends
Be patient and humble don’t worry about trends
Take joy in abiding hours are your friends
How do you sustain yourself when your own moods are challenging?
How do you recognize you are being overwhelmed?
Is there a way you can anticipate them?
Are there situations or circumstances that trigger them?
How do you cope with the pain?
What sustains your faith that you will persevere and draw upon your own resilience?
– 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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