A Steady Walk (Free in the Story)

The trust you seek in any situation begins within you.

I talk, and write (profusely it seems), about presence and being present−the unfolding of things in and around us. And yet, volumes could be filled with what I still have to learn about being with in the unfoldment. Lately I have realized the importance of consciousness with each step; a detachment from my need to understand (my own private version of control). Step-by-step, I am holding the joy found in the blessings of experience (one-by-one).

In a reflective time, I have learned what it means to really contemplate and participate in the unfolding flow: “Take a long, loving look at what really is.” I learned this definition of contemplation from my study of the works of Richard Rohr, who also says that, “Contemplation is a way to hear with the spirit and not with the head.”

For me, I suppose it is simply part of my spiritual wiring, but I must learn continually on my journey and share this with you through story and storytelling. For those close, I issue my apology; for both the constant of this and that it is most likely to continue. But you see, this is my love. My desire (fueled by love) is my energy for spiritual service. My intent (guided by love) is confident freedom in spiritual service. My unfolding confidence swirls in the commerce of storytelling.

Yes, building a story with you is my love applied.

Free in the Story

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.

−J. Brunson

21st Century Skill: Storytelling
Book 1, Chapter Six: Love

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About Jeff Brunson

In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

3 thoughts on “A Steady Walk (Free in the Story)

  1. Jeff, you need to publish a book of poems if you haven’t already. When did you discover your love of words and deep meanings? I remember a poem you wrote for me when we were in high school. I don’t remember all the words, but here we go. . . PRAYER Prayer is great, and prayer is grand, The only way to talk to God, known by man. When you’re praying and on your knees, say the right things, and remember please. I don’t remember the rest. You were an important part of my life growing up. I think of you often. I pray God will continue to use you. Take care. Mary B. Smith

    • Mary, what a sweet comment from a genuinely sweet Spirit. Thank You!

      I have not published a book of poems, but I will keep writing them and move in that direction! I love your question about when I discovered my love of words and deep meanings. The love for deep meaning probably came first. But my love for words and writing has been building over a long period of time. A friend met me at a coffee shop one day five years ago. He had told me to bring my laptop. We powered up and he said, “Here’s your blog.” He had set up a blog for me on WP, showed me how to use it, and said, “Write.” I’ve been doing so ever since. I also wrote a book through late 2008 and early 2010. I fell in deep love with writing going through the process of creating a book.

      Your comment is so inspiring for both the writing and composing around the deep meaning. I cannot believe that you remember that much of that poem from high school! That was very moving for me. Thank you again for both your message and your very encouraging words.


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