What happens as cell growth takes on its own mind

Dividing as it pleases being very wild

Most of our cells follow a plan and time

Cancer acts erratically listening its own rhyme

What is the cause where does it come from

Sometimes the environment sometimes a demon

Sometimes genetic sometimes the air

Never sensing right or wrong or what might be fair  

Once someone is stricken with chronic disease

Life takes on new dimensions some thrown to their knees

The treatment is god awful the expense very huge

The battle not predictable who’ll win and who’ll lose

As we fight this scrounge that knows no bounds like age or race

It teaches us compassion we could be in their place

The learning that encircles all within the sphere

More profound than any school learning from your fear

It tells us life is fragile no matter how “big” we are

It measures everyone against a standard bar

When placed in the circle of this powerful force

Let cancer be your teacher let go of your remorse

What have you learned from challenging situations? Have

the lessons had value you did not see at the time? How

do you use the lessons of the past to enhance your life today?

What does your capacity for resilience provide? 

- 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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