Where do we find strength to carry our weight

Holding onto sacred playing out our fate

No simple answers or easy fast decisions

One foot then the next through continuous revisions


The joy that we’ve known serves to honor self

So too deep sadness heartsickness we’ve felt

Sitting on edge many things unraveling

Dissonant voices at odds soon will come shattering


When we were young life often seemed simple

Trauma sometimes easy like an unwanted pimple

Now we are older know so much more

Our complex experience is what we’re here for


It does not get easier moving down our path

As tests show up we need a fortified craft

Sometimes the pressure greater than we can bear

Then the road beckons from way over there


Can you go back in time you were in your youth

Expectant Triumphant Simplistic Truth

Those days are behind in the distant past

For solace in the present what’s your high mass


What do you draw strength from when you are feeling emotional or spiritual challenges?

Who or where do you turn to?

What is the kind of nurturance that moves you beyond the edge?

What is the kind of nurturance that sustains you?

What is the kind of nurturance that keeps you from the edge?

- 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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