What happens periodically you must off yourself
Life becomes incongruent you became someone else
Your actions betraying a deeper sense of being
Harder to observe yourself from this new place of seeing
Surroundings you live in imprisoning your soul
No matter where you turn or run you do not feel whole
It’s time to rearrange things shed a too tight skin
Time to repot yourself again redefine your personal win
You must kill off your old self say good-bye leave you behind
You have to walk your lonely path so searching you can find
A new space in alignment with who you must become
A self-concept that supports and makes you feel as one
Time to leave some places and people behind
Time to cross some rivers let go of old binds
Time to find more wisdom both within and without
Time to be with sages who cultivate your self-doubt
Clearly there is sadness aloneness emptiness too
There is fear and some concern what will become of you
This is the life you’ve chosen maybe you’ve no choice
Take solace in your consciousness someday you will rejoice
In what ways are you carrying old and habitual ways of thinking and being?
What are the practices that enable you to feel current, in the moment and fully alive?
How do you prevent inertia from setting in?
Where do you go to molt?
How do you help those around you with your transitions?
– 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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