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Terror

What makes you anxious fist tight and clenched jaw
Teeth that are grinding as you slam the door
Your brain is chattering nonstop at mach speed
At every level fear hides what you need

Like mercury retrograde your heart is aflutter
Sometimes it’s for you sometimes for another
Uneven breathing marks the passage of time
Sometimes you stop taking air for a while

What is the cause of this excitedness
A future unknown is that a good guess
The animal child that lives within
Likes its routine and where it’s been

Our adult ego and our questing spirit
Takes us new places to stretch our limit
As we prepare for the journey ahead
Playing out scenarios on a map with some dread

Terror of failure is a death of a kind
When it reeks havoc and tortures your mind
The good news we can learn to resist
Opening awakening treasures in our midst

What are you currently anxious about?
Will that anxiety prevent you from moving forward?
What could you miss because the fear conquered you?
Has fear often stood in your way?
Have you ever learned how to do it anyway?
Would that be of value?

- 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.

Categories:   Poems

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