A longing empty hole in your heart
Saps your intensity robs you of your art
You realize something is wrong
Your speaking flat-lined you lost your song
What once seemed joyous so quiet sedate
Something is missing you lost your mate
As you step forward quirky rhythm to your gait
You take on new cadence embodying fate
Next steps the trajectory that you must start
Task for the moment reclaiming your heart
As you step forward walking your path
Don’t hide from emptiness or pretend not to crash
Footsteps you hear hovering near
Come from your knowing and from your fear
Sadness will kill you rip you apart
No tragedy greater than a broken heart
As you move forward mindful and clear
Accepting your sadness is nothing to fear
Step into the empty dark of your being
Its many lessons reveal a new song to sing
Have you ever had your heart broken?
Can you still feel the residual hole of the loss?
Did you allow yourself to fully feel and accept the pain of the loss?
Did you take away any lessons from the experience?
How do those lessons serve you today?
– 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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