Perspective an important tool

Keeping you from being the fool

When you think things are low

The reality may not be so


Who is better who is worse

Without comparison you suffer a curse

Despair sets in when viewing your plight

Without the glow of perspective’s light


When you are feeling really sad

Remember likely not so bad

Take a walk on a city street

Look around you won’t feel so bleak


Notice the homeless on the ground

Look at tattered vendors among the crowd

See the aged disabled disfigured and such

Realize you’re blessed with so much


The task at hand for you to see

How much you deserve some glee

Do not mope or come unglued

Look at your life and be amused


What’s troubling you right now?

When you compare it to homelessness, war, serious illness does that shift the intensity of your disturbance?

Does the light of perspective provide a new view? 

- 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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