Deeply drawn together quickly pulled apart

The hole of separation completely empty heart

The breathing of another connects you to a source

Life affirming texture that quiets your remorse


Alone is very quiet except for chattering mind

The reverie of oneness life of another kind

We are defined in culture through others we are birthed

In human juxtaposition we find our worth


Take your new found freedom feel it to the bone

Enjoy sudden aloneness though it’s not your home

Find yourself through others let them fill your heart

As you react and interact discover your own art


Do not confuse the being that sits and meditates

With the personality that chooses to relate

The gifts you bring to others take on many forms

Helping you discover the edges of your norms


As your path continues one foot then another

Keep up your relationships with sisters and brothers

The joy and satisfactions that you find in life

Discovered here with others not locked in your strife


Engage be tenacious hold on don’t let go

Find freedom in togetherness as you grow and grow

Others are your teachers others are your friends

Others are the treasures revealing your real ends


How do you think your identity is revealed – by deciding or discovery as you interact with others?

What are the best ways for you to reach out to others?

Do you make it a practice to regularly engage with friends and family

What is the perception others have of you?

What is your identity in their minds?

Do you like what it is?

– Stewart Levine ©

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