Now is the time here in this place

I persevered I can own my grace

The journey’s been long tumultuous painful

The end result apparently gainful


Why do we live what are we here for

Much more than bankers might dare to adore

On this earth path beyond accumulation

That’s where we find real human elation


It’s not that things have no value at all

Not meeting needs leads to tragic falls

Take care of business to free your mind

Then contemplate what you long to find


Deep inner journey part of what life’s about

Living outside reveals the power of your shout

The external experience provides a context

Don’t fool yourself and get caught in excess


So how do you shape what you might do

Ask your own heart it will tell you

Do not give in to your doubt or fear

When you honor hearts grace salvation’s near


What context does the voice of your heart provide?

Does it speak clearly?

How often do you listen?

What prompts you to pay attention?

Where are the better messages for you?

How might you pay more attention?

What kind of help, support or reassurance do you 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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