Can you be a leader,
if you have no followers?
Strangely, desiring followers
diminishes you as a leader.
Since leadership is about knowing yourself,
tapping into the wellspring of life deep inside you,
and being true to that.
It’s about trusting that if you cleave to your truth,
followers, if followers are needed, will appear,
as may critics, false friends and true opponents.
If you desire followers,
it’s a distraction from your inner inquiry,
it stokes the ego, not the truth.
True leadership is not something you can do.
It’s something you surrender to.