In the distance behind me
old beliefs fade,
not before in due time
breaking me open.
In anger, freeing me
to see futility
in a way not serving.
In anger to stay
a cowardly way would be,
unable to hold together
all that belongs.
Anger fades too
Courage is stirred
in the clear depth
of who I am.
From fear to clear,
I step into the opening
of what lies ahead,
saying, with loud love
what is needed,
for your courage,
for our life
along the path.
Is it painful,
caterpillar to moth?
To the creature,
probably yes and no.
Yes, in possible struggle from cocoon,
in the unfolding flow of wings.
No, in the middle of joy,
Even cocooned, wrapped
already a lepidopteran,
secure in process
What comes forth
from encasement seeming,
appearing new, is not
at all truly new.
What sightfully emerges
beauty original, always
and already present;
as it is with you.
From your past, interest driven.
From your future, strength drawn.
In your present, energy delivered.
Inside you begin as the seed of trust sprouts,
determined in the spirit with each step.
The gift of intuitive instinct guides focus,
each path individually unique.
You move along a purposeful path,
blessings of experience strengthen resolve.
Resonate voice scripts the scenes of life,
a courageous yes to what is true.
Enlightened in trust you have learned,
love flows through a serving purpose.
Leadership Poem 7 – From Keith’s Story and the experience of honoring uniqueness
In time of virulent insecurity, a swarm devours thought;
the hum drowns out voice.
Deaf to the distraction, you focus where you ought,
guiding me to a new choice.
Trusting what is best for one is best for all,
from failure you refuse to protect.
Your courage fortifies accountability to stand tall;
I now succeed in what I select.
Energized by learning, and driven by a need to share,
you helped me clearly see what is good indeed.
Now I offer in the whole this extension of care,
and lead others to listen inside for what they need.
Leadership Poem 3 – From Doug’s Story and my own experience of a good leader