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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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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