Focused and linear clear and defined
That’s how we hold time framed in our mind
A known dimension we count on each day
It structures our life and rhythms our way
When we were young it passed very slowly
As we grow older each second more holy
The closer we get to the end of our days
It speeds up like gravity in all sorts of ways
Sometimes too much sometimes too little
I wish I had more so I had time to fiddle
It’s a commodity we try to control
Learn how to manage and even own
Just when we master this ethereal thing
Our “wake-up” startles us with its ring
At a pure deep metaphysical level
It’s all happening now in this we can revel
Now is the only real moment in time
All else past or future a conjecture of mind
Time is no more than a context for sorting
The hold it has on us consider aborting
Everything happens in your conscious present
Whatever you want have it now don’t regret it
No need to wait to envision or dream
It’s all here now no matter how that may seem
How do you think about time?
How does that thinking impact your behavior?
Are there ways of thinking about time that would be more resourceful for you?
What are they?
– 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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