Who are you when they all go away

Alone in your room what do you say

The presence you are when you’re alone

Is a portion of who you are on the phone


We get bigger when with another

Not quite as present as with a lover

Around the table where you often sit

The presence you are grows when you’re with


In front of a room the teacher in command

The feeling grows bordering on grand

Put you in a hall you get even bigger

In spite of the fear that makes you quiver


In a large stadium you must expand

Projecting energy like you were a band

That small voice inside is magnified so

Your message empowers making you grow


Your unique presence is drawn out by others

Your holiness coaxed by sisters and brothers

You may never know who you might be

Let courage inspire and allow you to see


Who are you in the face of others and how do you show up differently in different contexts?

What context motivates you to be bigger than you think you are?

Where do you draw the courage from to step into that space?

What holds you back?

- 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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