Tension

I try to unplug from my story,
But I find the dark
And I hear Lori.

I let you touch me,
And I feel my pain.
I’m tight and guarded;
Prepared for rain.

And so i breath;
Perspective open.
I try to leave the guilt,
Like token
That i picked up
Along the way
And held.
It’s in me now;

A part of me
That i can’t let go of.

So here i am,
Figuring out how to give
Of myself;
To be fully present,
While holding the past,
And while framing the future
That i see as right,

As others have expectations of me;
Different from how i see myself,
Being.

I can’t help but feed in;
Reacting in the moment
With resistance,
As i reassure myself that i am right.

Tough,
Managing self
And finding peace;
Allowing life to be as it is.

Much work to do.
I try my best to enjoy the journey,
While wondering what I’ve learned,
And where i should be headed.
Seems a deeper part of me knows
And is in control.

Allow Life to be Good

What’s your mindset
As your children grow?

When’s it time
For the swing set to go?

Memories pop out,
Within the routine.
Just as hope for their future
Comes-from that which you’ve seen.

Finding space for ourselves,
While connected with all;
Stepping away,
While minding the call;

The call to be there;
To-help show-them the-way;
We’re guarding our children,
While letting them play.

We come back to presence
Amidst the-waves of perspective.
Juggling their freedom,
While being corrective.

Keen to serve.
Setting the stage
Imparting knowledge
Of joy and of rage.

Responsibility
To protect and to guard
From others and self,
Knowing life can be hard.

So now, take a deep breath.
Keep it simple. Be true.
Have faith in the Lord.
Life is good as are you.

Identify distraction and get it out of the Plan.

Feeling frustrated?
Now stop. Soak it in.
Take a deep breath,
And then do it again.

Everything’s fine.
You’re gunna turn off your mind.
Now. There we are.
What did you find?

Not sure? I’ll tell you.
You connected with you.
Present moment;
More of what’s true.

So, give yourself credit.
Things just aren’t that bad.
You had expectations,
And then you got mad.

Whatever it is,
You’re better-off to let-go.
Frustration becomes distraction
Trust me. I know.

Take control of your time,
And do what you can.
Trust in yourself,
And stick to your plan.

Back to Work!

I’m now re-employed.
I’m in a brand new space;
Still in sales;
New goals to chase.

Loving the challenge,
I’m one week in.
I-feel a-bit like a fish
That’s missing a fin.

A bit outta place,
But not over my head;
Trying to focus
On all that’s said.

Doing my best,
I feel the light;
Can’t quite see it,
But I know that it’s bright.

The others have made it,
And I will too.
I know I’m supported.
I-know I’ll come through.

Because-I’m eager to learn
And to figure it out.
And, I’m working a plan
That-I’ve no-doubt-about.

Batter Up

We’re all in the same boat,
In that we all have a hand.
Where we will go
Depends on how well we’re planned.

If you haven’t a goal,
Then how can you get there?
Without process and script,
Rest assured you’ll go nowhere.

Where there’s a will there’s a way.
And, there are maps you can find.
They’ll point the way.
To ignore them is blind.

So, learn from others.
It’s a powerful thing.
You just never know,
What another may bring.

And, you’ll save yourself time.
Others have-learned the hard way.
They could save you years,
Or they could save you a day.

Point-is, we-don’t know it all.
Be curious, and learn.
Now is your time.
Swing the bat. It’s your turn.

Improvement

Build upon yesterday
And upon last week.
May this add to your process.
May you find what you seek.

Always keep learning,
And questioning your way.
Work on your scripts;
Every word that you say.

Be dovoted to improving.
Embrace the-challenge in that.
The phone to sales
Is like wrestler and mat.

You gotta be on it.
You gotta get in the game.
If-you-want different results
You-can’t stay the same.

I know that you know this.
We’ve heard it before.
But, do-we really listen?
Or, do-we prefer to ignore?

As our ego controls us?
We say, yeh, yeh, I know.
As-if we’re at the top of our game,
Though the results don’t show.

I guess, just be open.
We don’t know it all.
Let-this be a bell.
You’ve gotta answer the call.