So many choices served up by life

Do you go left do you go right

There is no answer that is what's true

You give up something to get what calls you


So as you ponder in your indecision

Mulling over each minute revision

Onward and upward quest for the gold ring

Or home and hearth what is your thing


Words on this page make some sense no doubt

Unfortunate they won't figure it out

No rational equation adds all of the wedges

You weigh consequences stretch to know edges


And in the end you will feel some pain

No matter the newness potential or fame

In making choices you let go and move

Something is missing that you must lose


As you go forward you carry that pain

It will be with you always no matter the gain

That's part of living and learning on earth  

As sentient beings discovering our worth


Realize transitions are part of the game

It’s how we're tested by shame or fame

For some it’s simple answers are clear

Others sit pondering year after year


Follow your voices listen to your heart

Paint your own canvas let your life be your art

And in the end when you go to your grave

Recall all you received and all that you gave


When was the last time you left someone or something behind?

How did you feel about that? Was it something you anticipated?

How did you process it? What did you learn from the process?

How did your learning inform future actions of a similar kind?

- 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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