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Alone

Born alone die alone we’re here in between

Most of our alones hardly ever seen

Engaging with others in one form or another

We live our lives communally with sisters and brothers

 

Engaged in communion at home and at work

Those who chose to live alone might have a special quirk

In company of others where we find our “self”

In most part we are defined by everybody else

 

One reason or another some choose to be alone

They do not find their solace in a family home

Often these outsiders artists monks or mystics

Always observing others while keeping statistics

 

Sometimes these observers have a great deal of fame

For them life is different as they play out their game

When you ask these critics if they are alone

They say their own drummer is company at the bone

 

The truth that is certain beyond fortune beyond fame

Our need for other people should never cause us pain

Rejoice in your connections with family and friends

Celebrate your unions heal those that need amends

 

Cherish the good fortunes of those you love sing praise

Honor the connections of familial ways

In the end you will return to your own alone

As you traverse the great abyss of the sacred unknown

 

Who makes up your community?

How do they help define you?

How do they contribute to your life?

How have they helped you get to be who you are?

What would be the best way for you to thank and acknowledge them?

- 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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