The deep scream primordial the ripped open heart
The hole in your belly sets you apart
The voices of wisdom don’t seem to work
The shame and aloneness you feel like a jerk
How did you get here what did you do
Do you deserve feeling so blue
What is the antidote for heartfelt remorse
How can you end this winter and loss
The body is listless the soul is blue
Emptiness or cleanliness what pervades you
No time to hide no time to fear
This has been brewing many a year
Where do you take this loss and tragedy
How do you rebuild a concept of “me”
Where are the sages to help with pain
Where is the shelter from unrelenting rain
Can you transform this to an outcome that serves
How can you quiet raw fragile nerves
Is there a map for each tentative step
Where do you find solace after you’ve wept
One tells you withdraw one tells you engage
Listen your wisdom behind tears and rage
Sorry no answer to find outside
The place for direction the voices inside
Time for you to flower ahead is a birth
From the dark of this hour comes a new sense of worth
The world works in cycles needing down to go up
Before phoenix rises you must empty your cup
Are there painful places you are currently experiencing?
Do you have pain from the past you have not healed?
Does fear and scar tissue keep you from addressing the root of your challenges?
What does your wisdom say about the path to resolution and wholeness?
– Stewart Levine ©
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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