When the time comes for saying good-bye

The joy that was yesterday makes you want to cry

The tears and laughter you leave behind

Remind us how we become yesterday’s child


Goodbyes are not easy sometimes they’re rough

When we look deeply there’s never enough

The joy of another the presence they bring

The memories unrelenting your heart did sing


When it is time to tie up loose ends

So you have completion before the next friends

It may not be pretty it may not be nice

Choices adults make sometimes sacrifice


The thing to remember as you toss and turn

No matter the decision you have much to learn

Do not be despairing of forks in the road

Whatever direction carry the load


Try to choose wisely understand consequences

Whatever you do now has significance

Allow your own process to show you the way

There will be completion perhaps not today


Are there things in your life that need to be completed?

How do you usually say good-bye to people, places, and projects?

What are your guiding lights?

What principles help you make decisions?

How do you take care of yourself during transitions?

- 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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