What holds you down a boss a spouse
A job or a family making you grouse
What would life be if complaints ceased to be
All of sudden you found yourself free
Make that happen in the blink of an eye
Take away self-pity and reason to cry
We hold the key to our own capture
Inside you find the pathway to rapture
It’s not in a manual parents can share
You discover yourself when you cannot bear
You don’t have to run you don’t have to hide
To escape let go of all thoughts that bind
No external movement will get you there
The shift is inside move to freedom from fear
It’s all how you see what’s served up to you
You choose perspective gleeful or blue
Continued longing deprives you of sleep
While deep inside lies a need to weep
You have a lifetime to deep clean your soul
Please do it sooner before you grow old
The world is your oyster heaven is here
No place to escape nothing to fear
The jail is a construct placed in your mind
Changing thought forms leaves prison behind
No need to wait to be set free
Do it today you’ve earned your degree
Listen down deeply to the voice of your heart
Stay focused and conscious enjoy a new start
Do you know the prisons of thinking you have created?
How do they rob you of opportunity and possibility?
What have they cost you?
Are they based on current reality or some historical perceived truth?
What can you substitute that would be affirming?
What’s holding you back?
– 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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