Finding strength to carry weight

Holding sacred playing out fate

No simple answers easy decisions

One foot next continue revisions


Joy known honors self

Also sadness heartsickness felt

Sitting on edge things unraveling

Voices at odds soon the shattering


When young life seemed simple

Trauma an unwanted pimple

Now older know less and more

Complex experience we’re here for


Not easier moving down our path

Tests increase need nuanced craft

When pressure more than we can bear

A road beckons from over there


Back to a time in youth

Expectant triumphant simplistic truth

Those days in the distant past

Generate solace in your private mass


What provides strength when feeling emotional and spiritual challenges?

What moves, nurtures and sustains you?


– Stewart Levine ©

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Written by

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.