What is your heaven what is your hell

You choose your life by where your thoughts dwell

Objective reality is not to be found

Up in the air down on the ground


In any event or life circumstance

Thoughts you choose determine your stance

The perspective you see from engenders emotion

And you have control of this locomotion


You see with eyes and hear with ears

And your voices determine your loves and fears

Is the glass half empty or is it half full

Which way do you see from where is the pull


The choices you make about how you think

Can change your whole life in an instant blink

If you stay present and shift your self-talk

Words you utter will change your life’s walk


Remember your life is truly a dream

You are and you watch the screen

The experience is heaven or hell

Please select wisely the stories you tell


What are the perspectives you bring to your life?

Where did they come from?

Do YOU own them or have you taken them on unconsciously?

Given your power to choose how will you shift your perspective?

What will that mean for people around you?

What might that mean for 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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