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Courage

Gather your courage when you want more

It opens up places you’ve not been before

The quality separating real power from fake

Enables your journey and quiets your wake

 

Being courageous motivates exploration

Undertaking risks brings failure or elation

The mastery driving you from a comfortable stand

Enables the crossing to a brand new land

 

What you seek in transitions

Motivates actions and decisions

The life waiting on the other side

Might be much richer filling you with pride

 

When you see a place that you want to go

And you are afraid fear gripping you so

To get to the place you want to be

Go deep in your belly where air is free

 

The transition is more about you and your mind

If you can’t shift perspective you stay behind

The way to break through what’s holding you back

Gather your fear take a muscular tack

 

What kind of things do you fear?

What are the ways in which fear has held you back from doing what you wanted?

What does it mean to have courage?

How have acts of courage contributed to your life and the lives of others?

What needs a healthy dose of courage in your life?

What usually gets in the way of your renewal?

Why do you let it?

 
- 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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