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Soften

Opening up letting go

Softening heart will let you grow

Embracing others with compassion

A solid platform for new action

 

No longer gnarling in a tight fist

Suddenly life takes on a new twist

All the new choices laid at your feet

Amazing renewal snatched from defeat

 

Holding positions traps your whole being

When you are rigid you cannot be seeing

Now is the time for you to begin

Give yourself the feeling of a big win

 

Let yesterday’s “right” melt inside your heart

Let love melt the barricades that keep you apart

We all get to choose to be happy or right

One locks you in prison the other gives flight

 

So as you go and as you grow

There is one blessing you need to know

Just give the love you long for yourself

It will return from everyone else

 

Are there any belief systems you feel right about that get in the way of your capacity to connect and sustain relationships with others?

Are these belief systems moral imperatives or is there room for other equally acceptable realities?

What have you been holding onto that you can easily let go of?

What gifts will you receive?

- 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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