Today some one asked me how I was doing. My response was,” In this moment I am doing just fine. I take it one moment at a time.” The person I was speaking to smiled and responded with words of appreciation for my comment.
In that moment I was also actually very proud of myself. As a spiritual practice, my daily goal is to live in the moment! I found sweet contentment that my goal had become a tangible reality. So much of the beauty of life is missed when we rush through the present on our way to the future.
I remind myself often to sip my coffee more slowly. I intentionally enjoy the warm water of my evening bath as it rolls down my tired back and as I notice the sparkle in a child’s smile my moment seems a little brighter.
What can you do more intentionally? More deliberately so that you stretch your moments. Cliche it may be but I’ve learned that life really is all about the journey not the destination. When we “arrive” there– there is always somewhere else to go. When we finish this or that– there is always one more thing to do? Learing to savor the moment does indeed add flavor to life.
In peace and light,
How willing are you to stand in our own truth? Taking a stand is not always easy but it’s always worth it! Usually, when we stand in our truth it is not necessarily in alignment with someone else’s truth. Its takes courage and strength to maintain your personal position.
Oftentimes, the moment we determine to stand in our own truth other people may become threatened or intimated because they think your truth is about them. Each and every person has to do what works best for them. It’s not being selfish, though some might think, it is called exercising self-love. When you are doing what is best for yourself in time you will attract people into your life who are doing the same and they will respectfully honor your truth.
In order to stand in our own truth we have to be willing to draw the line–reestablishing boundaries others may not understand. They may even try to manipulate the situation in an attempt to make you feel guilty or obligated to fulfill their desires. The pressure they assert toward you is an opportunity for you to hold fast to your resolve. Don’t crumble under the pressure. The awkwardness, pain, and discomfort will all pass in time. Yes, some people may leave your life because of your truth. Accept that its time for their departure. Let them go. Then there will be room for someone else. If they were meant to be there they would be. At times people leave and come back during a different season.
No one ever has to apologize for actions of self-preservation. It’s a natural human instinct to protect yourself. If you don’t look out for your who will! Allowing oneself to be subjugated by the demands of another is simply ridiculous. When others sincerely have a place in your life their love for your is unconditional, you are allowed space to evolve as a person and think differently, and they accept you just as you. Be wary when there is someone in your life who wants you to be the way you used to be. Take notice when someone only finds joy in talking about what was instead of finding joy in the present and future with you.
Peace and light,
African-American brothers and sisters choose to be great today and everyday ! You have all the help you need. Greatness is in your DNA.
Peace and light,
Too many African-Americans are not proud of their history. In fact, many of us have been programmed to be ashamed of our history because we have only been exposed to a very small snippet of it.
As African people we are so much more than protesters of Jim Crow laws, and victims of slavery! We should be celebrated inside and outside of sports arenas and entertainment venues simply because of our lineage and our contributions to world civilization. African people had already been all over the world by the time Christopher Columbus landed in the alleged “New World”. The North American continent was new to him but it was not new to us.
Media presents an extremely narrow view of Africa people with pictures of starving children, and oppressed & suffering people. I am not denying that at present Africa does have its problems. The stench of colonization can be smelled throughout the continent but America has its problems too.
What opinion of USA would other countries have if the only pictures of our country others saw were America’s high crime areas, the numerous prisons, impoverished low-income housing, and homeless shelters? That image doesn’t mesh very well with the global image America has as the land of opportunity. Wait, those images are broadcast for the world to see with African-Americans as the central focus.
Regardless of what we have been exposed to on television or the prejudices we may have encountered in this society, it is our personal responsibility to learn about ourselves. Knowledge of self awakens pride and courage. In this Aquarian age the information is easily available and accessible. The only hinderance that separates African-Americans from the truth about our history is a desire and willingness to do the research. The motivation you need to learn to celebrate is closer than you think. It’s time to wake up!
Our ancestors left a rich and abundant legacy for us to inherit. We have to wake up to receive it. This means looking past the expectations of others in whatever form the expectations present themselves. Your journey is personal. No explanations for others is necessary. Be encouaged! The best is yet to come. My African-American sisters and brothers you have a more than a million reasons to celebrate you!
Peace and light,
Thank you for reading. Share a post.
Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expresses. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistable urge to ponder and or respectfully respond from their own perspective.
The video below is a great place to begin.
“Every morning presents an opportunity for a fresh start–a time to begin again with a heart gratefulness, gratitude, and appreciation. What a wonderful way to raise your vibration with the energy of the universe and beautifully transform your life ” Dr. Free
” Being great means consistently choosing to be so and the same is true for mediocrity.” Dr. Free