The big wheel keeps spinning going around
An echo repeating the same droning sound
The words living inside can be your private curse
When you are thinking “this could not be worse”

The internal chatter turns over again
When thehe glass seems half empty so you never win
Over and over your treadmill’s stuck on a track
The voice that’s inside pure machinegun flak

When you think your life will not improve
That your sentence for eternity to push the same grove
It’s newness you crave a different perch
A place to call home and for that you search

You long for a garage cars nestled in bed
Can you sit in smugness while your ego is fed
As you push forward pursuing your quest
Voices keep pounding never letting you rest

So you keep striving onward and up
While the voice inside sees the same empty cup
It spins and bubbles bucks and it brews
No matter the accolades it’s saying “you lose!”

All of a sudden you let go of all
Something internal saves you from free fall
A new way of seeing graces your perspective
Then a new way of being supplies new directive

When was the last time you were frustratingly stuck?
What finally moved you? Was it some external event or an internal shift or some combination of both?
Now that you have had that experience is there a way to repeat it in the future? Can you teach 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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