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Knowing

Sitting in yes or no pondering what to do

Stewing on this or that without any clue

Looking for right or wrong assessing fault and blame

Mulling over each detail righteousness and shame

 

Amazing how the brain scans judging the whole scene

Quickly saying good or bad ranking in between

Sometimes we get trapped inside thinking that we know

There is “the” answer to be found that will satisfy us so

 

It does not really work that way deep within your core

More often we rationalize what it is we stand for

Once we understand our game then we get to choose

Knowing that the wrong mindset will help us to lose

 

Truth is there is little truth as objective measurement

What one says may be black or white generating argument

Each of us must find our truth what we believe is so

Rejecting with our courage thinking what we know

 

Many folks just go along accepting ways of being

Following the herd-like mind that often kills all meaning

As you age you get to choose to grow or slowly die

Now’s the time please decide and get home to your sky

 

How have your choices contributed to your growth?

How have they contributed to your death?

What have you learned in the process?

How do you approach choices now?

What do you do when you realize you made the wrong choice for you?

Do you chose again?

Do you have any life situations that require new choices?

- 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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