Failure is perspective
A snapshot in time to give
Objective measure a fixed goal
Reaching does not make you whole
A view that’s short term
Value what you learn
As you get here to there
Your lesson will be clear
What’s missing for you to do
A change in beingness too
Use missed goals as motivation
Success tomorrow your salvation
Failure a step on your path
Resist generating your own wrath
Develop perspective context too
Guide others how to talk to you
One step another playing the game
Losing today no sense of shame
Critical failure that is well known
Pick up marbles and head for home
Failure not getting knocked down
Failure staying on the ground
When low facing a cusp
Time to pick yourself up
No failure if you play
Don’t give up go away
Anything of great meaning
Play hard with presence beaming
What was learned when you did not reach a goal?
Did it inspire higher aspirations?
– 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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