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It’s a frightening place sitting on the fence

Your internal rumblings or the fault of someone else

Do you turn left do you turn right

Do you stay put because of your fright

 

Everything has good and bad plus minus on the ledger

How might you evaluate and choose your next endeavor

Do you meditate or pray ask for divine intervention

Do you flip a coin or “Franklin close” to clarify intention

 

Beat yourself or love yourself and ignore your indecision

Go to bed or let your head indulge in each revision

When it’s time to draw the line and you can’t dawdle any longer

Do you fool yourself or someone else who thinks you are stronger

 

Win or lose you must choose or it will be done for you

Sink or swim the vote is in new ground is before you

Here you are you’ve passed the bar of your own indecision

Now the truth no super sleuth could have done your revision

 

What does this mean these words that scream and stifle your intention

Truth be known down at the bone no matter the direction

There’s good and bad in every choice each one will be fruitful

Just declare and then you’re done deciding’s very useful

 

One more thought you’ve not been taught that’s profound in its meaning

The struggles that have had you gripped will never leave you beaming

So choose real quick make a pick that requires scant exploration

Down the road when it unfolds you’ll have your revelation

 

How do you make decisions?

Do you find yourself struggling?

Are the struggles your attempt to make the “RIGHT” decision?

Have you realized there might not be any such thing as a right decision?

Does your inaction reflect some level of taking yourself too seriously?

How might you improve your own decision making?

Do you realize that you always get to choose again?

- 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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