Swirls encircling twister’s in your brain

Just when you were centered comes torrential rain

When you realize always feeling good is not what life’s about

When manic baffling makes you want to shout


Beneath all the action buried in your mist

Lies a thoughtful peace and quiet transcending analysis

It’s the eye within the needle the center of the storm

Breath of life within the fire that serves to keep you warm


It’s burning very quietly a glow that will sustain

The salve that melts the aching soothing the pelting rain

The force that brings perspective when all seems frayed and worn

The deep abiding laughter and friendship in your storm


The holy and sacred inside of your profane

The quiet force that feeds and guides as you through pain

It’s the force that enshrouds protecting the essential you

The center of your kingdom the place from which you rule


As you seek your status and abiding peace inside

Remember it’s the quiet that feeds your cells real pride

From this deep still center all worthwhile is born

A quiet holy birthing place a beatific smile the norm


When was the last time you experienced the comfort of the quiet still center of your being?
What enabled your capacity to access it?
How did it feel?
What power or way of being in the world did it generate for you? Was it real? Imagined?
How do you know? Does it make a difference?


– 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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