Down at the essence the center the core

It all becomes easy what you came here for

Beneath the chatter and running about

Lies a quiet simplicity wanting to come out


The work of all artists reduce and refine

To take a grand epic down to a line

To say with one brush stroke and some choice words

What will be enduring for all who have heard


Truth is real easy no diverting noise

It comes to the surface out of your poise

Forms that are natural shapes you can see

Open your heart free yourself to be


Everyday pleasures from the grist of life

There lies satisfaction with little strife

You thought it was complex so much to do

Then you get older and wiser too


Eating and laughing sunset’s delight

Communion companion make your life bright

A smile and a teardrop a hug says so much

A word of encouragement the wisp of a touch


It can be effortless to know blissful states

Let your wisdom reveal your abundant plate

Most of god’s boundless pleasures are free

Slow down stop trying just love and be


Are you taking enough time to enjoy simple pleasures?

What are the ones that are most enjoyable for you?

Is it possible for you to engage in one simple pleasure everyday?

How might that change your life?

What pleasure will you engage in immediately?

– 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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