Come On Down

Come on down it’s time to shine

And leave your fears at bay

They aren’t real, illusions guise

It’s time you shared your say


Come on down it’s time to be

Present in life’s grand flow

Centered, balanced, trusting thought

Intuits guiding know


Come on down it’s time to share

Your gifts, your life, your core

Sublime march unique to you

Which opens faithful door


Come on down it’s time to trust

Spirits inspired plan

Gentle nudges of support

Firm foundation to stand


Come on down it’s time to feel

Free your heart, mind and soul

Release the pain, taste the joy

Of playing your true role


Come on down it’s time to love

Life, yourself, your story

You are truth, complete and whole

Birthing perfect glory


Come on down it’s time to live

It surges inside you

Your hopes and dreams need to breathe

And shine their colored hue


Copyright G. Brian Benson 2013






You Don’t Know Me But We’ve Met

I want to share a very inspiring story about my brother-in-law John. You see I had known John for about 15 years and thought I knew him pretty well. He was a friendly, hardworking, quiet kind of guy who I had always enjoyed a few laughs with and enjoyed being around, but never really had any deep conversations with. Well recently my sister sent me a text and asked if I had seen the poem John wrote and posted on Facebook. I had not I replied, but I told her I would take a look. When I got around to reading his post, what I found left me very touched, inspired and blown away. John’s authentic poem shared a lot about himself…his thoughts, his inner work and his own path of wanting to improve himself. I suppose it touched me so much because I totally felt the raw authenticity behind it and felt a kindred spirit who also was dealing with a similar issue. I myself have struggled with being totally open about and sharing my life for others to see and judge. I am at times a bit introverted just like John. I am also a pretty private person. Yet I feel like it is my life purpose to open up and share my stories in hopes of inspiring and helping others to move forward in their lives. There is nothing more inspiring than seeing another person step out boldly and sharing something they are going through. It gives the rest of us permission to do the same. Thank you John for your honesty.


You Don’t Know Me, But We’ve Met

When you walk into the room you never look shy

A spring in your step a gleam in your eye

I just can’t be like that, I don’t even know why

It’s not because I’m unwilling, or that I don’t try


A inherited trait, perhaps that much is true

You didn’t know my father, but he may have known you

For he was quite shy, but not at all sad

His name was Tom, but I called him dad


I’m trying to change, come out of my shell

Expose more to the world, but it’s tough as hell

Next time we meet, I’ll work harder to smile

Perhaps lower my defenses, even chat for a while


As I crawl toward the light, searching for that new lease

In the puzzle that’s called life, this is but the first piece.


John Andrew 2012

Copyright 2012 G. Brian Benson





Flowing and joyful, the way it should be

As we wander through life, trying to see


A life full of yearning, of goodness, of grace

Letting go of conflict, struggle, the race


It’s easy to see with imperfect eyes

All that is synthetic, illusion, lies


It holds us back, caught up in that play

Against the grain, slow moving decay


Life, growth and love, always hand in hand

Accept each for their worth, all so grand


It doesn’t have to sting, or even bite

Faith in the process, not in the fight


Your vision becomes clear, always to scale

Energies shifted, you blaze a new trail


Perfection exists, presence is key

Each moment treasure, sets you free


Trust in your path, step into the light

True nature soars and always takes flight


G. Brian Benson © 2012





“Almost Me”

Chasing a result

Left me feeling bare

Worthiness questioned

Happiness was rare


Incomplete body

Unnatural lull

Focused surface view

My glass was half full


As I searched outside

I would squint to see

Always wanting more

That I’m almost me


Then I stopped the chase

Listened to my heart

Set aside my fears

And played my true part


Using what I have

Trusting it’s enough

Letting my light shine

Clearing out old stuff


Being my true self

Weight began to shed

Forward moving now

No more have to tread


Intentions in sync

Life clearly in flow

Always been complete

I just didn’t know


Sun shining brighter

Gratitude in stow

No more almost me

I was always whole




Copyright 2012 G. Brian Benson





Guitar Man – Award Winning Inspirational Short Film

A street musician, ‘Guitar Man’ has a gift for playing the blues on his guitar and connecting with others. His love for music and for people supercedes everything else in his life. Although on the surface he doesn’t have much, that doesn’t stop him from sharing two simple messages, ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’


Please enjoy this award winning inspirational short film by G. Brian Benson.