What makes you anxious nervous inside

Feeling helpless wanting to run and hide

A sense “this is dangerous” “I’ve been here before”

Primal fear in your footsteps “don’t go through that door”


An important discernment helpful to make

Is the fear about now or an earlier take

What is a perspective that you might choose

So your fear won’t turn into perennial blues


Three words I say when fear wells up inside

“Do it anyway” let the fear be your guide

Think of the fear as a danger sign

It’s saying “wake up pay attention and mind”


The warning comes from your historic past

When primitive “on guard” helped you to last

The emotion you’re feeling is not all about now

It lives in your body warning you to slow down


Fear is an ally an old welcome friend

Demanding attention so you make the next bend

Learn to trust fear let it serve as your tool

If honored and managed you’ll suffer no fool


How have you used fear in your life? Motivator? Excuse?

Is there something you are fearing now?

What’s the fear about?

Can you transmute it and use it to help you achieve what you want to?

Can you begin treating fear as an old ally and friend?

Why not?

- 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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