What is this emotion guiding our ways

Impacting our action dictating our days

We long for forgiveness release from our pain

Searching for the sunshine after all the rain


Ask “what am I guilty about?”

The response awakens you with a shout

How has your life been guided by shame

Has blame shaped your actions compromised your name


Do you do what you do to quiet the guilt

So you will feel better about your own quilt

Do you substitute expressions of righteousness

To keep others from knowing your true self


Is your life hidden under this guise

Is it the shrouding that keeps you alive

Not very pretty not squeaky clean

The cycle repeats a perpetual machine


Please break the chain of your own prison

Daylight awaits guilt subsides in decision

To reveal the life that is yours to have

Let go of the guilt you won’t feel so bad


What are the places where guilt is a driver in your life?

What are the places where guilt is a driver in your life?

What are the places where guilt is a driver in your life?

How might you change that? What would be the benefit?

- 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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