As our dialogue moves in the flow from purpose to presence, consider that your purpose serves your Trueness only in the present.
“Presence knows, but with a wide-angle lens and no filters.” —Richard Rhor
In this 21st Century, presence can be hard to grasp. More specifically, being present can become extremely challenging to understand, and do.
Living purposefully informs my presence.
Anytime I think deeply about presence, I am reminded of the power of listening and the clarifying force of paying attention. Listening—true hearing—is a present moment activity. Paying attention is freedom to be in the moment with what is. And freedom is in expecting good, not defining it.
“How tragically precise we can be at creating well-intended, misguided expectations that ultimately limit us in actually holding what might really be possible.” —from post, Know Thyself – Presence in the 21st Century
A bullheaded attachment to a predetermined outcome distracts from the relationship necessary to get there. Don’t get distracted in the process of setting expectations to a depth where you then miss all the opportunities to listen and simply pay attention. With your voice fully engaged in presence, others hear loud and clear. As a leader, our stories converge in your presence with us. Your Trueness encourages mine.
How do you stay balanced in your Trueness?
I suspect, however you might answer this, it is when you are truly present with another and with what is; a reality seen with a clear, wide-angle lens and no filters. The impact you desire is an intentional, conscious, and directed energy. Such impact is unfolded moment by moment; not what might happen, but what is happening. A Poem for Your Clear Presence