This word we hear in many contexts

What does it mean what are next steps

Is it a program atoning for the past

Evoking leaving what we know can’t last


Affirmative action quotas and such

Reverse discrimination lawsuits as crutch

Labeling formulas all forcing fear

What are the steps to get there from here


When you get beyond the threats and bluster

It’s about learning growth you can muster

Tolerance openness seeing that others

Aspire like you all sisters and brothers


For critical change do not focus on difference

That is the key to victory deliverance

Sure there are many superficial diversions

None so threatening to call up aspersions


Focus on ways we are the same

Let importance of black white red yellow fade

As this world shifts and dominance reverses

Embrace the new truth stifle all curses


The way to success and feeling clean

Let go of divisions though you may not be keen

Realize whatever you have been told

Stories not truth let them go they are old


Where in your life do you still harbor bigotry?

Does it serve, hurt of honor you?

What changes can you make to demonstrate you no longer tolerate bigotry?

– 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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