Sometimes alone is what we do

When projects require a focus that’s true

The birth of an idea coming to light

Can be a struggle requiring some fight


Getting thoughts out getting them down

Takes a resolve that can look like a frown

It’s not for the weak drowning in self-pity

It takes discipline to keep yourself witty


Some collaborate work with others with ease

The “dancing” is simple talk is a breeze

They have no ego invested in “mine”

They give up the credit time after time


Others are different they prefer working alone

Grinding their fingers down to the bone

Their sacred mission of clarity and precision

Is a manifestation of their pure vision


Take on the task while you walk your path

Finding your own helpmates before you crash

Others provide solace when you are blue

They clearly see and tell you what seems true


What has your preference been – to work alone or to collaborate with others?

Have you given collaboration a solid exploration?

What did you find?

Have you thought about trying it again?

What do you have to lose? To gain?

- 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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