What is the cause and inner source

Separating people by destructive force

Why does anyone need to be better than you

What makes us believe despite what’s true


They have the tools and skills

Needed to take care of their ills

I have a sense where they’re coming from

Their status served pushing down on someone


Unfortunately true not about the oppressed

It's about the oppressor their need to be best

The inferior part of their misguided self

Needs to be better than everyone else


That need covers their large missing piece

It masks the pain what they can't release

When you are feeling the airs of another

Have some compassion sense the need of the other


What is truth about why they oppress

Likely they're missing their own happiness

Rather than raise their game of life

They deflect demonize need to be right


If you would live out an honor that's pure

Recognize their sadness help them endure

Extend forgiveness empathizing your guide

They are very aware they live on false pride


Do you know people who raise themselves up by making others worse?

When you think about them do you see missing pieces?

Are there ways in which you might be more compassionate?

- 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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