What’s at the core of getting beyond
Letting go of old frames dissolving some pride
Moving from being gripped and in fright
Alighting on new ground that provides delight

Mastery swaddles you in a new dream
From triggers agitation to a place that’s serene
Whatever was holding you back in chains
No longer binding you let go of the pains

When conflict arises the first place we seek
Is out there we ask what is it making us meek
We give away power invest others with might
Then we sit and justify why we are right

Resolution is present when you have peace
Your wheels stop spinning you let go release
It’s not about you convincing yourself
It’s the fault of another somebody else

To really resolve you have only yourself
It’s always about forgiving somebody else
It’s about understanding perspectives they bring
If you can let go allow your heart to sing

It was never them that had you gripped in fear
It was history constructs your own grinding gears
When you perceive from a new place
Your honored reward a new sense of grace

Have you ever resolved a disagreement by shifting your perspective?
What kept you from the new perspective in the first place?
What makes it so difficult to let go? If you knew what would it be?
What would it be worth to avoid all that angst?

– 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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