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Serenity

When you stop striving reaching for goals

You will stop floundering baffling on shoals

All of your reaching will not take you where

You think you need you’re already there

 

There is nothing no place to go

Already realized you just don’t know

Saintly presence you’re questing to reach

Would provide nothing you can’t already teach

 

Serenity lives inside you

Your task embrace there is nothing to do

Rather than action it’s about letting go

Listen inside from that you will grow

 

Serenity comes from accepting what’s so

Trusting your wisdom and process to know

Letting go of ego thinking it needs more

Live in the moment be what you’re here for

 

If you embrace already whole

So rich so fertile so not alone

Serenity resides deep in your soul

Take a long drink from your mixing bowl

 

Does striving get in the way of your peace and serenity?

Can you be peaceful without a particular achievement and embrace that you are already whole?

– Stewart Levine ©

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