With dear friends around you don’t need a mirror

Friends provide context for you to be a giver

They hold and heal stretch and reveal

Keep you on course act as your keel


Friends provide what you cannot assess

In money or gold or any success

They allow you to be just who you are

When you need them they come from afar


They love and accept what you do and say

When they disagree they respect anyway

Their genteel cajoling keeps you on your toes

They notice your foibles when you’re not a rose


Their presence comforts and is transparent

When you need they become a parent

They come in all sizes all forms and colors

They add to your family of sisters and brothers


They chill your anxiety cure hypertension

They help you choose when setting direction

In the end when ready to go

They bless your passage with love that’s aglow


If you are blessed by the richness friends hold

Do not be shy let them know they’re gold

Hold them and tell them and honor their gift

Love them acknowledge they provide your lift


Keep them and cherish all they do for you

Kiss and tell them you need their purview

Without them you’re not who you think you are

Friendship sets us aglow like a shining star


Who would you count as your friends?

Do they know you hold them in a special way?

Do they know what they mean to you?

How might you honor their presence in your life?

How might you say thank you?

– 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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