Is it external or is it within

What is the source of elation and grin

Is it generated by what we see

Or is what we bring the source of our glee


No doubt it is a mixture of both

We look out and in determining worth

That old phrase that says “eyes of the beholder”

Clearly has wisdom from being older


What is real beauty what is it we seek

Peace and contentment a mind that can sleep

Self-assured knowing you have command

Of the vehicle god gave you wow that is grand


Not just the physical oh heavens no

More mental emotional that’s how you grow

Ability to monitor and regulate self

Don’t push responsibility onto somebody else


You are your source you are your guide

While at the same time god’s on your side

As you move forward growing in ways

Let beauty guide you making beautiful days


Is beauty a criteria for your creativity?

How do you define beauty?

When was the last time you set out to make something beautiful?

Did people say “hey that’s beautiful?”

How did that make you feel?

– 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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