No more time to straddle fences

A failure to act has consequences

Do you turn left do you turn right

Will there be glory or another fight


Playing out scenarios dancing in your brain

Evoking sunny images and some thunderous rain

Life’s dancing ball bounces up then down

Will it leap to the stars or leave you with a frown


Sometimes answers are clear as a bell

Sometimes choices wreaking havoc and hell

How do you know how do you decide

How do you ensure god is on your side


What is your truth what is your best answer

Will you keep plodding or become the dancer

The opportunity’s here not so much where you go

With a cultivated mindset knowledge will grow


In a Zen sense what you do does not matter

The central concern lack of ongoing chatter

Know you are OK no matter direction

Homeward bound to the place of noble intention


How much energy do you spend making sure you make the right decision?

How often do you get it perfect?

What payoff do you get for agonizing?

Have you ever tried the strategy of being OK with whatever choice you make and then choosing 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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