Stressing and straining seeking treasured stature

Questing others notice that you want to matter

Longing recognition and a sense of fame

Has winning at any cost become your favored game


Comparing yourself to accomplishments of others

Competing with sisters and brothers

Taking on this taking on that

All the while shouting notice me where I’m at


One day you wake up wonder and ask

What have I been doing with each “lofty” task

The moment you realize that you are enough

You don’t have to persist in all of that stuff


Holding yourself worthy deserving happiness

It’s not about your doing it’s about being ness

All of your lofty goals and positions

Does nothing for the real statisticians


When driven by mother father husband wife

The real question is “do you have a life?”

Real happy is simple warm kindness and laughter

Gemutlich and feeling secure each day after


Preparing fresh food staying close to the earth

Smiles laughter companionship provide daily rebirth

You deserve your own sweet bliss

Realizing you’re enough provides happiness


Your god gifted nature and presence alone

Authentic expression that you have sown

That is the real gift you bring to earth

That sweet pure essence is your real worth


Why do you do what you do?

What are you really cultivating? Why?

Do you have to do what you do to get what you really want?

Is there a more direct path for you?

If you know what it is can you begin to work on it now?

What are you waiting for? 

– 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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