Fear has a vise grip we cling and hold tight

Muscles freeze up like ice in cold fright

The future looms large the void drives unrest

Uncertainty dominates will I pass the next test


No matter the times we have been here before

The horizon seems daunting approaching the next door

What do we do now where do we go

What is our next step how do we know


One thing is likely as we face the cliff

We go back where we came from after taking a sniff

Look back in the mirror from where you came

What you see behind you takes on a new frame


Why do we do that what holds us back

What keeps us from leaping to the next track

Faith in your footsteps that’s what you need

Trust the next trapeze will catch you indeed


Turn to your future embrace it with joy

Welcome the unknown make it your toy

Fill up the big void with your masterful mind

Leave the fearing whimpering clinging behind


Do you have a next step you want to take?

What kind of fear might be getting in the way?

Does the fear have a concrete basis?

Do you have evidence that whatever risk you are about to take is the best thing to do?

Why not trust that assessment?

– 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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