How do you give thanks this time of year
Thanks for freedom fortune good cheer
Thanks for full stomachs warm safe houses
Thanks for art and passions it arouses
Thanks for families their sacred presence
Thanks to lovers who give their essence
Warmest of seasons time for reflection
Stay conscious and check your direction
Time to acknowledge appreciate
The good fortune filling your plate
As you recline enjoy the repast
Realize abundance can crash
Look news see all the trouble
This tinderbox could burst your bubble
Incendiary spots need resources you bring
So many trapped all they do is cling
“Thanks” in Thanksgiving for what you bring
Thanks for giving that makes others sing
Acknowledge honor the privilege we share
Take care of others with souls thin and bare
What special blessings do you have this year to be thankful for?
Are there ways in which your inner dialogue prevents you from being appreciative of others and yourself?
– 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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