Deep knowing numbness not quite fully present

Anger disappointment often resentment

It comes from feeling what is not right

Longing the possible you won’t have tonight


What comes to the surface beyond any anger

What’s deeper longer truer stronger

Beneath the rage and cauldron of feeling

Deep disappointment sending you reeling


The vision you had is mostly missing

That future envisioned you would beg to be kissing

The difference between what you thought you had

That is the chasm making you sad


How do you cure it fix it and heal

First you acknowledge accept and reveal

Be gentle and salve it caress it with love

In time you’ll declare you have risen above


Let it instruct and teach its deep lessons

Honor the learnings as treasured possessions

Use the experience to guide you and others

Share the wisdom acquired with sisters and brothers


Embrace the perspective “it’s not about only you”

The learning’s for others help carry them through

It’s god’s way of teaching a bigger plan

Transmute resolve sadness for all who you can


I hope you embrace what I’m talking about

One day awake knowing smiles replaced your pout

See all the value in the gift of your knowing

Then foster that wisdom in your teaching and growing


What are the lessons you have taken from your greatest sadness and disappointment?

How have you used them?

How have you transmitted them to others?

What was their benefit?

What makes them profound?

- 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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