When time comes for saying good-bye

Yesterday’s joy makes you want to cry

Tears laughter you leave behind

Remind how we are yesterday’s child


Goodbye not easy sometimes rough

Looking deeply never enough

Presence of another warmth they bring

Memories unrelenting your heart did sing


When time to tie loose ends

Important completion before new friends

May not be pretty may not be nice

Adults make choices sometimes sacrifice


Thing to remember as you toss and turn

No matter this that always much to learn

No despairing of forks in the road

Whatever direction carry the load


Choose wisely understand consequences

Whatever you do has significance

Allow your process to show the way

Always completion perhaps not today


How do you say good-bye to people, places and projects?

Are there things in your life that need to be completed?

How do you take care of yourself during transitions?

– 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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