Failure’s a perspective that’s all it is

A snapshot in time information to give

An objective measure against a fixed goal

Although you reach it you may not be whole


It takes a view that is short term

The value it holds what can you learn

If you want to get from here to there

The critical lesson for you to be clear


What’s missing for you to do

How can you change your beingness too

Use missed goals as your motivation

Tomorrow’s success your salvation


Failure is only a step on your path

Resist generating a sense of wrath

Develop perspective context too

Let them guide how you’re talking to you


One step then another playing the game

Losing today no sense of shame

One critical failure that is well known

Pick up your marbles and head for home


Failure is not in getting knocked down

Failure is staying down on the ground

When you are low facing a cusp

That is the time to pick yourself up


There is no failure as long as you play

Don’t give up the game and go away

Pick something noble profound with great meaning

Play hard every day let your presence be beaming


What have you learned when you did not achieve a particular goal?

Was it the end of your world?

Did you find the experience motivating?

Did it inspire you?

Are you coming up short now?

What are you going to do or say to yourself?

- 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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