Life has moments ups and downs
At times royalty at times clowns
A message coming through all the haze
Success at your calling requires being brave

One answer to winning at your game
Keep on going through infamy or fame
The lesson learned many times on your trip
Each time you fall is only a blip

It’s not about feeling slapped in the face
It’s what you do in the heat of the race
Will you bounce up will you stay down
Can you stand tall going for the crown

It’s not what you do not how you act
Quality of thought keeps you on track
The simple refrain get up again
Is life’s sacred choice each morning and then

You have a chance if you stay in the game
Correcting missteps trying again
The ribbon is waiting for the resilient soul
Bouncing up again you never grow old

What are some of the great challenges you are facing?
Can you think of the last time you were knocked down?
How did you react, what did you do and more important, how did you think?
What enabled you to get from there to where you are now?

– 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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