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Grounding

As we move through life seeking our center

At first we’re clear it resides in our mentor

Initially parents fill our need

Then it’s our teachers who give us our creed

 

As we keep learning it shifts place to place

Mostly it’s something outside our space

Religious affiliation and career goals

From nuclear family to friends spouses and roles

 

A political cause or some kind of dream

Something that’s simple something extreme

Please do take notice that all these things

Each is external to you as a human being

 

As you keep going and moving about

You keep on learning without a doubt

You come to discover your sacred source

Lives deep inside you can’t get a divorce

 

Don’t be afraid to follow your heart

There lies the spark from which comes your art

One day you’ll stop seeking external validation

Then you can accept you’re your own inspiration

 

What provides your ground?

Is it external or internal? Both?

Have you made deliberate choices about your center?

When was the last time?

What did you discover?

How did it inform you about your life?

Did you change anything? Why? Why not?

- 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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