What makes you anxious fist tight clenched jaw
Teeth that are grinding as you slam the door
Your brain is chattering nonstop mach speed
At every level fear hides what you need
Like mercury retrograde your heart aflutter
Sometimes for you sometimes for another
Uneven breathing marks the passage of time
Sometimes you stop taking air for a while
What is the cause of this excitedness
An unknown future is that a good guess
The animal child that lives within
Likes its routine and where it’s been
Our adult ego and questing spirit
Takes us new places stretching our limit
As we prepare for the journey ahead
Playing out scenarios with expectant dread
Terror of failure a death of a kind
Reeking its havoc torturing your mind
The good news you can learn to resist
Opening awakening treasures in your midst
What are you currently anxious about?
Will that anxiety prevent you from moving forward?
What could you miss because the fear conquered you?
Has fear often stood in your way?
Have you ever learned how to do it anyway?
Would that be of value?
– 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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