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Words

Words,
one way written;
yet spoken, a tact different.
But spoken, written
together the words flow,
verses forming, meaning calling.

Words form, aided
by a holding,
by a releasing,
gifting the paradox
in letting go.

In the form itself
fashioned they are, by
experience, by
love; given first
to me, so I now
may give to you.

Words,
calling for more,
more to serve,
to love, more,
in this work
calling me out.

In this work
are words;
from me, for you,
from you, for me.

In this work
is voice;
my voice, your voice,
together we answer.

–J. Brunson

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Mystery
not the agent of fear,
of what we are afraid.

The absurdity of it all,
our angst, our anxiety,
fixed in a demand to control.

Whatever is missing
has been dismissed
in the waste of fear.

And mysterious still
how one might believe,
ever was there
any chance of control.

What then was dismissed
from fear, without thought?

Was it loss?
Was it love?

Providence not trusted,
in the flow of it all, it all
moves with us, or without us,
but so wants the divineness
of our presence.

In a loud world,
a distracting swirl,
silence is a mystery.

But silence we need,
for more than a bit, to hold,
and without judgment, release.

Letting go,
how can this be,
possibly be,
the way to steer,
a source to guide?

Simple it is,
to be led out there
one has to be guided
in here.

And the source,
the guide,
from your beginning,
is away from the fray.

In the silence,
in the depths
of The Presence,
is the middle
of your being.

Here, in the middle
of who you are,
since the start,
is inclusive freedom.

–J. Brunson

Silent Mystery - by Anna Sabino

Silent Mystery – by Anna Sabino

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Anyone who said it easy
to forgive another
by another to be forgiven,
did not grasp
or let go,
the tension of the space
the hold of such grace.

And there you are, standing
quietly, openly, and lovingly
in that graceful tension.

To stand, effortless you know
it certainly is not
there in presence, often taut,
but there you are
by choice,
for us holding gratitude and generosity, the two
because first, they both were given to you.

But steadfast remain, those we need
like you, powerful with love
empowering us in impartiality.

Your desire encouraging, your intent inspiring
leading us simply
your Trueness, and mine, an equalizer,
forgiveness a relief
to suffering,
and together then, each paradox we live,
and presently, in presence, to each other we give.

–J. Brunson

Accompanying Post: A Flight of Gratitude

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Of all I have done
and all I could do
the most loving thing
I know how to do
is to encourage
another human spirit.

And this is why I gather,
my energy to build and store
material I need
to continually be
creatively encouraging.

And this is why I give,
my energy released
through a life-giving and non-judgmental
way of being
with another spirit.

And this is why I grow,
my energy maintained
to gather and give
yet again
and again.

So yes, grow
is first about me
in order to remain
open enough to participate
in the growth
of the other.

–J. Brunson

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In-Between Time

For this work I do
it’s time
to be between.
Some work is done
other completion nears
for another, what’s next is in-progress.

About this in-between
better I’ve become
at being here
and volumes still to learn.

No amount of doing
alone
will teach me
only balanced with being
do I see.

Certainly, there are things learned
better by doing
and yes, there are things we know
better from being.

Ultimately, one learns
to trust
in the middle
pressed in-between.

When doing takes a break
when being rests
simultaneously they turn
and face the reality
of Trueness.

−J. Brunson

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By what am I driven?
Passion.
By what am I drawn?
Purpose.

What energy desire exerts
I am pushed out.
What power intent beams
I am pulled forth.

Driven out
Drawn forth
desire and intent collide,
strength and weakness
paradoxically one.

In such oneness
passion speaks unashamedly.
In such oneness
purpose speaks clearly.
In such oneness
presence speaks consistently.

True now to who I am
what I need evident.

What I need
Yes, what you need
residing already, right here
where I stand
where you stand.

—J. Brunson

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A Stone Grounding
a truing process

A Substantial Self
not made
only discovered
and embraced

A Stone Grounding
crushing diversion
sharpening awareness

A Stream Rushing
a consuming flow

A True Self
made real
from the start
now freed

A Stream Rushing
eroding duality
impelling wholeness

A World
desperate for generosity
receives it
only from Trueness
yours and mine

−J. Brunson

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