What makes you anxious nervous inside?
Feeling helpless wanting to run and hide
A sense “this is dangerous” “I’ve been here before”
Primal fear in your footsteps “don’t go through that door”
An important discernment helpful to make
Is the fear about now or an earlier take
What is a perspective you might choose
So your fear won’t turn into the blues?
Three words I say when fear wells up inside
“Do it anyway” let the fear be your guide
Think of the fear as caution danger sign
It’s saying “Wake up pay attention and mind”
The warning comes from your historic past
When primitive “on guard” helped you to last
This emotion you’re feeling is not all about now
It lives in your body warning you to slow down
Fear is an ally an old welcome friend
Demanding attention so you make the next bend
Learn to trust have it serve as your tool
If honored and managed you’ll suffer no fool
How have you used fear in your life? Motivator? Excuse?
Is there something you are fearing now? What’s the fear
about? Can you transmute it and use it to help you achieve
what you want to? Can you begin treating fear as an old ally,
friend? Why not?
– 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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