Bodies have rhythms like mother earth

Blossoming spring harvesting summers worth

The heat of summer warms and slows us down

The freezing of winter keeps us moving around


The ebbs and flows take place deep within

Have a mind of their own you cannot win

Often the mistake so many make

Looking for reasons within life’s wake


Objectifying the mood we are in

Pointing as cause to some external whim

Has nothing to do with this that whatever

What goes on inside is like the weather


Like it or not that’s how it is

Try to resist life says: “None of your biz!”

The thing you must do if you want to have peace

Honor you rhythms therein lies release


The only way out is the way through

Go with your own flow don’t resist your true

Make your rhythms your teacher ally friend

Smoothing the bumps as you travel and mend


In the end when there’s nowhere to go

You’ll feel at home in your own skin you know

Welcome new friends as they surface within

A hug and a kiss embrace them as kin


Do you do your best to connect your internal state to some external cause?

Have you thought that it may just be your own unique biochemistry?

Next time your mood shifts: some external event or your own rhythms?

– Stewart Levine ©

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