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Deciding

Beyond the turmoil and randomness of the dice
Launched into a new space you hope it’s nice
Free of cogitation and migraine brain
The time for action all that remains

Sacred indecision primal fear had you gripped
Afraid to make choices while feeling gypped
As you baffled between first back then forth
Your aqueous fluids whipped into froth

Suddenly cheerful out of the tube
You’ve had your ears full now it’s time to groove
You’ve dispersed clouds thunder ended the rain
Lightening enabled you to let go of your pain

Doing is easy once you know what
Deciding’s the hard part you must cast your lot
Freedom is waiting when you make a choice
Begin celebrating where you can rejoice

Please always remember if you choose "wrong"
You get to choose over sing a different song
All of your effort not wasted for naught
Each time you decide lessons are taught

How much have you suffered making decisions?
How much have you suffered over making the wrong decision?
What have you learned from the “wrong” decisions you have made?
Was the price paid in suffering worth the cost of the wrong decision?
What does that tell you about the decision making process?
How will that impact your future behavior?

- 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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