When you stop striving reaching for goals

You will stop floundering baffling on shoals

All of your reaching will not take you where

You think you need you’re already there


There is nothing no place to go

Already realized you just don’t know

Saintly presence you’re questing to reach

Would provide nothing you can’t already teach


Serenity lives inside you

Your task embrace there is nothing to do

Rather than action it’s about letting go

Listen inside from that you will grow


Serenity comes from accepting what’s so

Trusting your wisdom and process to know

Letting go of ego thinking it needs more

Live in the moment be what you’re here for


If you embrace already whole

So rich so fertile so not alone

Serenity resides deep in your soul

Take a long drink from your mixing bowl


Does striving get in the way of your peace and serenity?

Can you be peaceful without a particular achievement and embrace that you are already whole?

– 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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