The voice of complaint chatters so loud

Speaking from a perspective so right and proud

Automatically seeing flaws all around

Failing to recognize beauty surrounds


What’s wrong with this what’s wrong with that

Let’s talk of what’s missing let’s have a chat

Righteous indignation deep down inside

Serving separation feeding selfish pride


What’s the source of this backward perspective

Making you the object of others invective

Is the glass half empty is it half full

You choose the frame which side to pull


Humble suggestion I hope you see the worth

Notice your blessings while here on this earth

Count all the beauty you see every day

Sky sun and ocean magic in play


Food from the ground touch of a lover

Spark of a kiss a mind deep in wonder

Tears in your heart reuniting with a dear one

Marking precious laughter have raucous fun


When that surly voice starts to pitter patter

Chase it away its grumblings don’t matter

Embrace the infinite beauty surrounding

Live for the joy and blessings abounding


Are you aware of your “thinking habits?”

What would you discover about your perspective if you observed it regularly?

Do you count your blessings on a consistent basis?

Do you notice the natural beauty, miracles and people around you?

How might you begin to?

- 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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