When you stop striving and reaching for goals

You will stop floundering trapped on your shoals

All of your reaching will not take you where

You think it will take you you’re already there


In fact there is nothing and no place to go

You’re already realized you just don’t know

The saintly presence you’re questing to reach

Will provide nothing you can’t already teach


Serenity already lives inside you

Your task to embrace there is nothing to do

Rather than action it’s about letting go

Listen to what’s inside from that you will grow


Serenity comes from accepting what’s so

Trusting your wisdom and process to know

Letting go of the ego that thinks it needs more

Live in the moment BEING’S what you’re here for


If you can embrace “you’re already whole”

So rich and so fertile and so not alone

Serenity’s already deep in your soul

Take a big drink from your own mixing bowl


What have you been striving for?

Does that striving get in the way of your own peace and serenity?

Are they mutually exclusive?

Can you be peaceful without the particular achievement?

Can you embrace that you are already whole?

- 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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