You Are Someone

You are someone in whom
I delight

You are someone with whom
being, I enjoy

I like to be with you
and how you are with me
I like who I am with you

So hard it is to believe
any arrangement than this
such present delight would bring

Impossible it is to trust
the lack of such
brings anything less
than anxious obstruction

Thus thankful I am
and openly and silently
thankful we are
you are someone

You are that someone
someone who
confidently holds
together for us
what’s real
what’s possible

You are that someone
someone who
in the present
gives from your best
leads from our best

–J. Brunson

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Presence Within & Without

There is verse
for the journey
essential.

The journey itself
is verse spoken
in our very steps.

Rhythm it seems
is at once
inside of us
outside of us.
Within.
Without.

Life-giving to the journey
the notes
of this rhythm.

Life itself
is to play
the notes.
An arrangement
all our own
yet in harmony
with all playing.
Totality.
Oneness.

Each as we are
images
of the whole.

What might this mean
to you
who is asked to lead?

For one
it asks much.
Nothing it asks
not already present
within.
Simply it asks
it to live
without.

Hold & Release
Life & Living
Desire & Intent

The rhythm of journey
beautifully complete
completely beautiful
when played
inside and out.

–J. Brunson

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It Comes Together

To lean on strength
and the authentic self
is to blur the line
between work and play

Odd it is
to blur a line
to bind together
any two things
we must let go
of both

In the letting go
it comes together
the flow of who we are
in the Being
in the Doing

Judged we are not
only by Being
only by Doing
completed by both we are
as Being fills doing
and Doing fulfills being

Not in contradiction
Being and Doing
but necessary partners
for the privilege of seeing
for the directing of energy

–J. Brunson

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Presence – Hear the Flow

At times I walk the trail
beside the Stream.
At times I’m off the path
down in the flow.
Still other times I’m on the wooded side
unseen, and not seeing.

I’ve come to know my steps
as both unique and shared.
Such consciousness holds me
in the place where now I am.

Now is good
it must be
it has to be
it’s all we have.

Joy in the unexpected is ours
but only if we are to such unfolding
open.

Presence is a flow
unceasing.

When by this Stream
held
on the trail beside, walking
in the trees unseen,
I hear the flow.

—J. Brunson

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A New Confidence – Only in the Moment

In moments of presence
treasure waits.

Void of sympathy
the past haunts
And in alliance
the future taunts.

With empathetic focus
history teaches
And concurrently aimed
hope reaches.

Junctures of abundance
presence requires
Junctures of abundance
judgment expires.

And only in the moment
can another we really see
And only in the moment
can we each truly be.

With such present trueness
self we no longer chase
With such present trueness
we now walk in grace.

In moments of presence
treasure waits.

Only in the moment.

−J. Brunson

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Impact – The Leader’s Love

With passion
you begin to listen
With purpose
you open to learn
With presence
you now lead.

Impact
a full force
of conscious living.

Passion drives you,
you know what and why you love.
Purpose draws you,
you know who and when to love.
Presence sustains you,
you know how is trusting the flow.

Impact
from your passion seeded
Impact
from your purpose strengthened
Impact
from your presence actualized.

The love of a leader
a journey you accept, and
thankful we are for the
Impact,
what we know by your rhythm.

—J. Brunson

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Coming Together

Demands surround me
they fill my mind
they shush my heart

This must be done now
that needs worried attention
And in such an operating system
fear runs in the background

Found nowhere in such activity
is purpose
In no way drawn out is
my passion
And no one is heard by
my presence

But then
you
you arrive listening
to be heard
wonderful

Being heard I’m drawn out
passion freed
purpose applied

Presence draws out presence
coming together
energy joins energy
we work on
inspired

−J. Brunson

Poem Grounded from Skillfully Generous – Focus

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