Finally standing on my own two feet

No crying or whining this is quite neat

A sense of recapturing the essence of me

This is what you can get when you’re free


Not longing for someone else to take charge

The less the dependence the more I feel large

As vestiges of life-long fear burn away

Truths dormant inside come out to play


Why did emergence take a long time

Why did many years pass seeking what’s already mine

Why did gestation create such uproar

To get to a place I’ve been before


It seems this journey’s rewards will be many

Including the learning it’s worth every penny

Now I can teach and inspire others

Lighting a path for sisters and brothers


This journey home back to the core

Is not unlike victory in a great war

Battle and struggle and test upon test

It’s never over though you do get some rest


When you’re thrashing and mashing gnarling and crazed

Know it will quiet and you’ll be amazed

All of your straining stressing and shout

Getting rid of your demons getting them out


When they leave you what does remain

Solid black silence and a clear crystal brain

To help and guide hold you and more

To make sure you honor the dream you came for


Have you ever felt you were at the core of your being only to discover that there were more layers to peel?

What did you learn from that experience?

How does that phenomenon inform you about your own journey?

Is it helpful?

- 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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