Stress is not good for your constitution

Whatever you want it’s not the solution

Mind spinning teeth grinding stomach in knots

It does not serve or get you what you want


There is a fine line between tension and stress

The tension of torque leads to your happiness

Tension propels pushes you toward

Stress will just freeze you tight in a wad


How do you tell where is the line

What will you do when you’re on overtime

What is the action technique or tool

Keeping you from distress hypertension being a fool


Are you progressing toward your goals

Are you stuck in the mud just digging holes

When wheels are spinning you’re over the line

It’s time to slow down take a rest drink some wine


Find the solution that works for you

What slows down your process and sees you through

Good tension provides the torque and the traction

The reward is you’re back enjoying the action!


Do you understand the difference between tension and stress?

Can you feel the torque of tension pulling you forward when the vision of where you want to be is out of alignment with where you are?

Can you feel the prison of stress?

How do you manage it?

- 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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