The gift of giving the joy and thrill

Stimulation derived exercising your will

The intention present from the front of the room

Everyone hoping you will generate zoom


The learning that happens for them and you

Fueled by being spent and free of gloom

You are required to stand up in front

Even on days you think you won’t


It’s not simple business not easy at all

It takes all you have then asks for more

Though you fear the words won’t come at all

It gets more thrilling when they give applause


When they are learning your heart truly sings

Especially when questions make your bell ring

The gift of giving the joy and the smiles

You have changed lives that satisfies deep inside


It’s part entertainment part theatre sublime

It asks everything and gives back ten times

The rush of adrenaline no matter how tired

When it’s show time in Kansas you will be wired


Are you now or have you ever been a teacher?

What was the experience for you?

Regardless of what your job is today can you hold yourself as a teacher / educator within it?

How might it feel differently if you did that?

- 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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