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 ©
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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