All of you sitting on your own verge
Who will step forth and exhibit some nerve
The world is not such a terrible place
It provides opportunity for all to have grace

The tears we shed the roaring with laughter
Serve to remind of a compelling hereafter
The lessons we learn sources of wisdom
We can all learn from the beauty in them

As we prepare for next step’s solutions
Let’s not forget we all need absolution
It hasn’t been perfect sometimes even cruel
Sometimes caviar sometimes nasty gruel

Are we on the verge of the breakthrough we need
Will the next 100 years bring even more greed
There’s more than enough to meet all our needs
What we need is time to do our good deeds

If we get over a “seeing problems” mind set
We might all see what’s here to get
This is a challenge for one and all
If you learn what to think you don’t have to fall

Whatever we need is surrounding us here
In this place of bliss there is little to fear
Now in this moment in a grateful way
Count all your blessings sit with me and pray

When did you first learn to see certain situations as problems?
How do you make the assessment that something is a problem?
What do you hold as “problems” in your life?
Might you see them differently?
How do they teach and wizen you?
What lessons do they bring?
How might you appreciate 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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