Sometimes alone is what we do
When projects require a focus that’s true
The birth of an idea coming to light
Can be a struggle requiring some fight
Getting thoughts out getting them down
Takes a resolve that can look like a frown
It’s not for the weak drowning in self-pity
It takes discipline to keep yourself witty
Some collaborate work with others with ease
The “dancing” is simple talk is a breeze
They have no ego invested in “mine”
They give up the credit time after time
Others are different they prefer working alone
Grinding their fingers down to the bone
Their sacred mission of clarity and precision
Is a manifestation of their pure vision
Take on the task while you walk your path
Finding your own helpmates before you crash
Others provide solace when you are blue
They clearly see and tell you what seems true
What has your preference been – to work alone or to collaborate with others?
Have you given collaboration a solid exploration?
What did you find?
Have you thought about trying it again?
What do you have to lose? To gain?
– 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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