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The source of our essence the place we were formed

We learned habits beliefs we were taught norms

Set on a course with their set of wings

Programmed unknowingly before we knew things

 

Gracious good thanks is what we owe them

Without their birthing we’d be without kin

As we grow older awaken and grow

We can choose over decide our own flow

 

Sometimes they resist our new birthing inside

Do not want to bless the real you that resides

That’s when your resolve is tested and honed

Building the character who you are when alone

 

The trick in this process love them anyway

Don’t let their resistance get in your way

Remember fear is their holy cross

Part fear and for sure they’d rather be boss

 

If you can love and accept who they are

Honor their treasure love them from afar

Thank and acknowledge the foundation they gave

Your quest continues seek all you crave

 

Whose values, ideals and goals do you presently hold?

Have you consciously chosen each one so that you can say you own it?

Are there any you would like to change?

How would those changes show up in your behavior and activities?

Is there anything you fear about those changes?

- 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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