What are you holding onto old visions and lives
Old careers old geography things that don’t thrive
Time for a fresh start without all this weight
Time to go forward fill a new plate

Quite unforgiving scenarios old
Wrapping in shackles with a powerful hold
Putting blinders around what’s possible now
Clouding new vistas constraining somehow

What’s seen is determined by the eyes of who’s looking
What’s served a reflection of the person who’s cooking
If reinvention is what you need
Let go of ties binding for sure they’ll impede

Of course there is something about continuity
You need folks around to give you congruity
They don’t have to be your blood or your race
Your spiritual family will take their place

Let go of boxes and walls made of clay
Do not let them shape or hold you at bay
What is your message what is your vision
Never let old ghosts compromise your precision

What barriers have you constructed for yourself?
How do they constrain you? What are they constructed of?
Can you get beyond them? Can you find the balance that serves 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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