What freezes you in terror startles you to stone

Opens your eyes to the fact that you are alone

Spasms your whole body tightening your back

Makes you scream deep inside wanting to attack


Aggression surrounds and asks for your hand

You think you can fight so you take a stand

Steel yourself harder like girded solid rock

While inside ticking loudly a tightly wound clock


One day you realize the tension is in you

The thing will not save you is the thing that you do

It’s about giving up not doing more

It’s about letting go not being so sure


It’s about accepting what’s happening in your life

The cycles we go through the serene and the fight

It’s about recognizing you are never alone

That a force walks beside you carrying you home


When you get fearful filled with tears and rage

One place you can turn for counsel that is sage

Look to your own heart find the spirit inside

Allow faith in your wisdom trust and have some pride


Resist the temptation to compare your sacred path

You are your uniqueness soak in your own bath

Trust in your future lessons and what they reveal

Let your own sweet journey take you to your real


Are you feeling incomplete or inadequate?

Do you know the source of those feelings?

Do they have to do with choices you have made or are they left over from before you had your own consciousness and will?

Do you need to update the inner dialogue that generates your feelings?

Do you need to forgive yourself for what you have done based on childhood programming?

- 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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