The Rhythm of Journey – Part 2 of 7

The Stream – Hold & Release

Letting go into trust (The Flow) is a challenge daily−and moment-by-moment. It is a challenge you must face with courage. This does not mean that no action is taken. Quite the contrary … but, each action must emanate from a contemplative, soulful place built and maintained in the moments with the flow.

A secret to authentic leadership in this 21st Century:
“Ultimately, we perceive the coherence of the world as we extend forgiveness−to ourselves and to others.” −William Isaacs, Dialogue

Faith, as I am continually reminded, is less what you desire to be at some future, perceived point, and more about who you are now−and in the flow.

Those who know me well get what I mean when I talk of The Flow. For me, it is the flow-of-it-all; and this oneness is that about which I write:

The Stream
The Path
The Trust View

The Flow will lead you to simplicity−and you will better understand, and hold, your service in this world; a service simplified by your Hold & Release into the freeing flow.

In this part 2 of The Rhythm of Journey, I focus on The Stream. With each note in this rhythm there are two topics I want us to consider together: Paradox and Creative Tension.

The Paradox of Hold & Release

The paradox of the stream is Hold & Release. Paradox is a breath, complete only with both the inhale and the exhale. There is spirited balance in the art of Hold & Release.

As a leader in this 21st Century, it is imperative that you learn to consciously hold what is most important while releasing any expectation of control. Even though you may not have learned it explicitly, there is an implicit pull to know as one the requirements you feel from both internal and external forces.

In our leadership, paradox is a perpetual reality. And once you know paradox as a binding-together, you can then learn in each opportunity as you hold such long enough to see truth in the binding.

In only our second coaching session, Kaye and I opened a conversation of paradox. One of her core values is that of Connection. As with any of us, Kaye at times focuses on this value to a degree where, if not conscious of spirited balance of Communication and Connection, she can find herself reacting in the shadows of authenticity.

As we talked about a specific situation, she began to hold together the two truths of communication and connection. Now Kaye can know the freedom of a binding-together as she more consciously leads from an authentic middle.

Holding the two truths long enough, you then know the reality of releasing what you learned into the more fully formed truth … which is the living flow-of-it-all.

As Trueness evolves into your living performance you are transformed; interestingly into who you’ve always been.

A Poem at WadingtheStream.com: In-Between Time

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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.

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