Whoever accomplished achieved and did great

Did not meekly stop when they reached a locked gate

They pushed on and through and climbed steep steps

They had resolve never blamed someone else


They understood personal mission and vision

They knew outcome desired no indecision

The mindset developed to climb the big hills

No stopping when confronted by the cold of chills


That’s when you dig deeper call on reserves

That’s when you find out if you have nerves

At the outset all is high talk and chatter

Then you find out if that talk matters


When you are thwarted in one of your quests

Do you give up or engage your best

Is “NO” a signal that more is demanded

Do you fold your cards and leave empty-handed


Now is the moment on this rock in space

For your persistence to reveal our grace

Anything worthy of your thoughts supreme

Deserves all you can to make real your dream


Have you thought about your resilience or grittiness?

How many times have you felt knocked down?

How many times have you chosen to get back up?

How many times have you stayed down?

What enabled you to get back up?

- 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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