Each year we mark the anniversary of our birth
Reflect on our standing blow candles check girth
We partake of communion with those that we love
Share essence freedom honor god above

We look for belonging under each rock
Search for home base where our key fits the lock
Opening our eyes to the truth of our life
While longing to quiet places of strife

Plans for the future dance in our head
Visioning next week next month years ahead
Clarifying purpose getting closer to source
Measuring activities avoiding remorse

Drinking in beauty and moving in grace
Using our words to slow down our pace
Standing in sweet air perfumed by a rose
Lingering attention over poetry and prose

Taking the time to tell those connected
Their honored presence keeps you resurrected
As you celebrate and humbly honor
Those surrounding you serving as mother and father

How do you mark the milestones of your life?
Do you just “party” or do you take adequate time for reflection?
What kind of changes or adjustments do you make?
How have they been useful in the past?

- 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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