The voice of complaint chatters loud

Speaks from a place so right and proud

Automatically seeing flaws all around

Failing to recognize beauty surrounds


Wrong with this wrong with that

Talk of what’s missing let’s have a chat

Righteous indignation deep inside

Serving separation feeding pride


What’s the source of backward perspective

Making you the object of such invective

Glass half empty glass half full

You choose the frame which side to pull


Humble suggestion do you see the worth

Notice your blessings while here on earth

Count the goodness you see every day

Sky sun ocean magic in play


Food from the ground touch of a lover

Spark of a kiss mind deep in wonder

Tears in your heart reuniting with a friend

Marking precious laughter rounding the next bend


When a surly voice starts pitter patter

Chase it away grumblings don’t matter

Embrace the infinite lovely surrounding

Live for the joy and blessings abounding


What would you discover about your perspective if you observed your thinking habits regularly?

Do you count your blessings consistently, notice the natural beauty,miracles and people around you?

- 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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