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Alone

Born alone die alone here in between

Most of our alones hardly ever seen

Engaging with others one form or another

Living lives communally with sisters and brothers

 

Most in communion at home and at work

Those choosing to be alone share a special quirk

In company of others where we find our “self”

In most part we are defined by everybody else

 

One reason or another some choose alone

Rarely find solace in a family home

Often these outsiders artists monks mystics

Are observing others keeping their statistics

 

Sometimes the observers have a great deal of fame

For them life so different playing their own game

When you ask these icons if they are alone

They say their own drummer is company at the bone

 

A truth that is certain beyond fortune and fame

Need for other people should never cause us pain

Rejoice in connections with family and friends

Celebrate your unions heal those that need amends

 

Cherish their good fortunes those you love sing praise

Honor the connections of familial ways

In the end you return to your own alone

Traversing the abyss of your sacred unknown

 

Who makes up your community?

How do they define and contribute to your life?

Do you acknowledge and thank them?

– 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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