The lucky among us learn about love

Honoring caring observing doves

A source of longing the desire to be free

Of egos confining binds “me, me, me, me, me”

Letting go let self burn away

Real love emerges to carry the day

It’s not about what you get for yourself

It’s about shifting focus to everyone else

It’s motherhood the essence of birth

Caring for others gives you greater girth

When your life shifts to you from me

A key to discover then you are free

It includes observing with eyes ears and heart

Knowing what others need makes you very smart

It’s giving not getting sharing the profound

Union communion providing enduring ground

Wisely understanding where they’re coming from

Giving more than gold you give platinum

More coming back though you don’t want much

Giving fills your needs gets you much more than stuff

Can you recall times in your life when taking care of others was your primary focus?

How did that make you feel?

What was the payoff for you?

What did it cost?

Who was the primary beneficiary?

What were the long term rewards?

– Stewart Levine ©
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