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The “times are changing” Mr. Dylan said
No turning back the clock yesterday is dead
Our “lives in the balance” added Jackson Browne
The choice people have to go up or down

So much energy talent and strong desire
People need freedom and will to conspire
There’s nothing to lose here no downside or risk
Embolden empower you can make a fist

The war we are fighting takes cunning smarts
The answer is in there inside each heart
We can get beyond the stories we’re told
To lies and deception say “We won’t be sold!”

The stuff they sell that we “need” to be “ok”
Let’s leave on shelves rotting away
We don’t need their stories myths or their dreams
Our own minds and hearts are bursting with schemes

We know what to do what to think what to say
Don’t let the emperor’s stand in the way
What they call progress is more of the same
The emperor is naked go your own way

How much of a consumer are you? Do you buy stuff mindfully?
What do you think about the advertisement you see on TV?
How much do you really need?

- 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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