Getting caught up going fast spinning wild

What internal force is guiding the ride

Agitation anxiety angst aloneness

Fear grips your being it’s your throwness


It’s not as if you don’t have resources

Resources don’t stand up to powerful forces

Suddenly funk washes over you

One minute coasting the next very blue


Just when you think you have escaped

Sorry not yet as this lands on your plate

What set me off and caused all the spinning

As I approached my own ninth inning


Old family patterns battered you in thick glue

Once again you’re home you’re not yet thru

Memories linger not pleasant seductive

Can you let go of what you are up against


It’s push and pull in the same breathe

That’s the terrain its not happiness

The truth you see the reverse of sublime

Still you long for the sweetness time upon time


What is your experience when you visit with your family of origin?

How is it different from what you might like it to be?

What are the expectations you have?

What might you do to enable a better set of expectations?

For you? For them?

- 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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