Living is serving and learning to serve
Letting go of the ego and growing nerve
Shifting the focus from I to thou
Caring for others both then and now
Stepping into greatness is simple not hard
Let go of inward focus look out at your yard
Make observation of who wants to get where
Help them design steps then sit back and cheer
The glory that lies in this precious art
Wells up in your inside filling your big heart
Shifting your gaze from inside to out
Time helping others makes you very stout
These thinking habits are opposite to
Our cultural learning of focusing on you
That hell is a place that locks you inside
Being me focused will not help your pride
Please guide yourself one step at a time
Personal revelations will make your life sublime
Connecting your light to your giving source
Guarantees you’ll look back with little remorse
Where do you spend most of your focus – self or others?
What is more satisfying?
Can you think of ways of serving that would be more satisfying for yourself and others?
Is there anything preventing you from doing that beyond habit and inertia?
– 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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