For a child an hour forever
Week an eternity a year life’s endeavor
Growing older opposite true
What took patience in no time through
Getting near a date with fate
Time quickens near a pearly gate
Like gravity falling toward the ground
Closer to impact faster hurtling down
Initial knee jerk of most
Push faster never miss a toast
Helter-skelter place to place
Never slow embracing grace
Here there to outrun
Quantity dilutes deeper fun
Perhaps turn step aside
Off the treadmill slower ride
Savor taste each bite
Enjoy flavors travel light
Wake up on the other side
Clarity a graceful ride
Are you tasting life or moving too fast?
What do you want to savor and how can you do that?
– 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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