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 ©

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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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