What are the places life sends us
Internal conundrums tensions and fuss
Situations roll over again and again
Creating anxiety until a su wen
Longing for peacefulness in life and work
We persist mostly avoid being a jerk
Sitting there broiling stewing and bubbling
Uncanny ability to pour salt on what’s troubling
Many people choose to sit in that stew
Others would rather search for what’s new
Rather than standing alone on the track
Why not look from a place not so black
What is the worst that can happen to you
Why are you holding all this stress too
Why look for what in life you might take
When you can see contribution to make
Think of the tension as a positive force
Pulling you back to your source
Remembering echoes of how your life emerges
Will guide and bring you to powerful verges
What are the tensions in your life?
What dissonance do they bring up between your standards and actions?
What does the stress and tension have to teach you?
Do you believe there is always a lesson in stress and conflict?
How can you view the same thing through a new creative lens?
How can you enable yourself to see new vistas?
– 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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