No greater joy or feeling of peace

Serving another provides release

Moving you from thoughts of yourself

Awakening compassion for someone else


For mothers and infants this place is a given

For hospice workers how they make their living

When you let go of all that you need

You forget for a while about your own greed


Stand in the shoes of another who’s down

Take care of their concerns without any frown

Let compassion well up becoming your driver

Feeling alive you’re a new kind of striver


A quiet takes over as your priority

You don’t even think you just do and be

Some get the lesson at an early age

Some spend their life allowing their rage


A simple truth here on this earth

Service quickens aliveness and your rebirth

Don’t sit around focused on self

Look at your circle seek who needs help


How much of your day are you focused on your needs?

How much of the day are you focused on others and their needs?

What do you think about your responses?

Do you want to make some 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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