Shedding old skins that too tightly bind

Moving through doors expanding to find

Space to get bigger in your own mind

Searching for comfort being more kind


For some life’s sedate routine that’s fixed

For rhythm is from their mix

Always important in your own home

Realize each juncture you go alone


Each person’s different step on the rung

Inner voices dictate your next plunge

Often not knowing where is our path

How wide or narrow the cut of our swath


Most important one step then another

Remember to honor sister and brother

The mistake we make following our trail

Forgetting others also seeking their grail


Each sacred step comforts your beast

Feeding your hunger is a new feast

Remember it’s never about them or you

Finding the way all are winners too


As you think about your next steps

Let god be witness who guides and directs

First choose where then choose who

Ask in that order to yourself be true


Always remember what lights your path

Honor the presence of the heavenly bath

Look for the essence that takes care of all

No reason in the world for any to fall


What are the next steps for you?

Where do you need to explore?

What are you searching for?

What are the questions that intrigue you?

Do they have answers you might know?

- 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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