What constitutes health for you or me

From my vantage point it’s different you see

Each of us has standards to find

Embedded somewhere in our fertile mind


No measure serves each person the same

As we each answer to a different name

I think for me a bottom line

Whatever it is that makes you feel fine


Some go out early live at both ends

Longevity was never one of their friends

Some stay around forever it seems

So satisfied they keep opening dreams


Others will measure their sojourn through life

By their home and hearth to them that so nice

What seems for sure when I see you and me

We each occupy different reality


As you age and grow your body adds years

Don’t let others define your personal tears

Your health is a mindset attitude perspective

Weigh and discern each prescribed corrective


Listen your own heart develop your will

Let freedom’s calling dictate your fill

Though you will have many friends on the trail

When your hour ends alone you sail


How do you define your state of health?

Do you think of yourself healthy? Why? Why not?

Do you hold others to the same standards?

What do you need to do more or less of to be healthier?

– 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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