Friday, February 05, 2010
A revolution is defined as a DRASTIC fundamental change in way of thinking or UPROOTING a methodology that has transposed and influenced a systematic dichotomy of how you operate. A revolution, in my own opinion, is needed in everyone's life because habits tend to sink in and before you know it, you are doing the same thing, everyday with no change. In my life, it is incumbant that in order to survive I have to change the game plan and re-strategize my offensive strike. A revolution begins in the mind because one grows weary of the way things are and, from time to time, realizes that they can do better or even deserve better than they are getting. They get to a point where they say to themselves, "I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE AND I'M NOT WAITING!"
A NOW revolution is called for in order to bust through the paradigms in the mindset because we are prisonsers in our own mind and tend to settle for the safe and typical because of the fear that resides and looms within to do greater. We wonder if anyone will still be with us or if anyone will have your back if you step up and begin to make it known that I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE! Many think that revolutionary thinking is rebellious and that may, in fact, be true. But all rebellion is not bad because the history of the United States of America was that of rebellion. The founding fathers rebelled against the England Monarchy. And not just that, however this country had an inner rebellion amongst the "negroes" as we were referred to in the 1950's and 60's. So to say that rebellion is of the devil is completely one-sided because you're denying the wrong that a government can play and the role that they can use to manipulate and keep a group or entity from BECOMING what the true essence of who they are is to BE!
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays wrote a book entitled, BORN TO REBEL, and in this he talks and discusses his life and the various hoops and hurdles that he overcame in order to be considered one of the greatest minds and philosophers of this age. Where would this country be if it weren't for revolutionary thinking? To take things a little further, where would we be, as a people, if it weren't for revolutionary thinking? I would even dare to go even deeper and say, "where would you and I be if it weren't for people who gave their lives so that we could LIVE? The ultimate revolutionary thinker of all is my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because he refused to allow people to box him into a way of thinking. He refused to operate according to the customs and traditions of his time in order to open up a greater realm of existence for those who would follow.
The true revolutionists are those who walk no matter who walks away from them and continue to walk regardless of the assassination attempts on their life. The true and real revolutionist takes no thought for the repurcussions of their actions because they are more bothered by INACTION than reaction. So this is my tribute to the REVOLUTIONISTS who have gone before me who have laid a firm foundation upon which I stand today. Thank you because you walked, I can now run faster than the man in front!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
ACTIONS speak louder than your words
Too often we use excuse after excuse on why we do what we do but I've come to find out that we do what we do because we want to. WE make a decision that we like things the way they are and have no desire to change. Time after time we hear people talk about how their life is a mess and how "jacked" up things are, but until the fundamental decision is made within your conscience there will be no manifestation of change on the outside. Meaning, people won't be able to tell that you want something different because your actions SPEAK LOUDER than your words add up.
Words stack up just like shit does and they begin to have an odor that very few people want to be around. So if you are wondering why your crowd is too busy for you, check your actions and see if they equate to the verbiage that you have been spewing out of your mouth. I don't know about you but I'm sick and tired of hearing the same ole' same ole' from people about their New Years Resolutions. The thing is, they don't do what is necessary to make change take place. They say one thing but then continue with business as usual. And the definition of a fool is one who does the same thing but then expects different results! Stop talking about it and be about it PLEASE!
REAL Change must take place within the mind FIRST, then and only then, can it be resolute within your spirit and manifest to the physical realm. Without the inside-out transformation all you are doing is talking a good game but if your talk doesn't measure out into actions then it's just hot air. People all across the world are talking about the people of Haiti and how sad their predicament is...but if you do nothing about the dire situation, again, it's just a bunch of hot air. The challenge is for your actions to match the words that you articulate from your mouth and follow through with substantial actions that validate your word choices about how horrible their situation is. Haiti's situation could be your own and when you look at your spiritual condition, the possibility that your spiritual condition and their physical condition are the same. Right?
Just something to think about as we bare witness to a world disaster that could be personal if you are willing to take an introspective look into the recesses of your heart. It's time for fundamental transformation because you never know when your world is going to be rocked with an earthquake of insurmountable proportions and leave you devastated and lacking looking for others to help you at your lowest point of shame, turmoil, or devastation. Let's stand up and make change manifest NOW!
Thursday, January 07, 2010
DO YOU in 2010
It's the beginning of 2010 and I wouldn't be true to ME if I didn't tell you to make sure you DO YOU this year. Let me explain this statement before my "religiously legalistic traditional" fan club decides to chime in with proclamations that I have lost my ever loving mind. Remember, I love to provoke people from time to time in order to challenge them to look at their motives or intentions. But anyway, let me continue. Doing YOU in 2010 requires you, first and foremost, understanding what you were sent to this earth to accomplish. When you understand your assignment, you then can easily begin to accomplish your goal with ease. Even when there are disappointments, allegations, accusations, or anything else hailed against you, you have to know that you know that you know what you are purposed to manifest and DO IT!
Secondly, after understanding what you were created to do, you have to take a look at your crowd and ask yourself are these the players that will help you achieve your "championship status?" Not everybody with you can help you, believe it or not, and if you don't realize that it will hinder your progress in reaching your goals for 2010. Don't be afraid to change your "FAV 5" as it pertains to your crowd, cell phone, etc. because your crowd can make or break you! At the end of every athletic season you hear that the NBA, NFL, and the other sports go into trades. Why? Because their goal is to win the championship in their respective sport. They are doing what they're doing for recreation and because they don't have anything else better to do. They are doing what they're doing because they have a goal! Likewise, it is imperative for you to NOT make a new years resolution but a conscious decision as to what you will and won't accept from this day forward.
Thirdly, use the drama of 2009 and the haterade you have experienced to push you into walking into TODAY! Don't let people define you, ONLY YOU have the authority to do that! When you allow others to define you you give them the power to frame you and imprison you. Uhhhh, I DON'T THINK SO! I'm done with living out other people's curses on my life, it's time to live out my dreams and achieve bigger and better in 2010. If you don't do you then somebody else will and THAT MAY NOT FEEL SO GOOD. Feel me? I have gone through literal hell for the past couple years and for those who know me it was just that PURE HELL! The operative word that I love to espouse is "THROUGH" because with all I endured, I NEVER ONCE ENTERTAINED THE IDEA OR NOTION OF STOPPING! I kept on going because I had something I was predestined to do and nobody was going to stop me. It was a decision that I made in my mind and that created the atmosphere for my perception to see what others couldn't see!
I challenge you to LET YESTERDAY FIERCELY EMPOWER you to break free from the chains that have been placed on you by others or institutions and DO what it is YOU have been called to do. Meditate on it day and night, analyze your surroundings and environment and make the necessary changes needed to put the WORD into ACTION! That's what I mean when I say DO YOU! Remember, if you don't, somebody else will and you will become a slave to their anal retentive thinking and end up repeating your 2009, 2008, or maybe even your 2007 in 2010. Let all of that go and pursue some new territory that was off limits! Don't be afraid to rebel against the systematic thinking or your indocrination from a child, hell LIVE AND LET GO of the preconceived notions of what is and isn't acceptable. Take a risk and go out on a limb and, if push comes to shove, JUMP!
This is the year to have NO REGRETS! DO YOU and encounter new altitudes because when you take that first step, in the words of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, "your attitude will determine your altitude!"You will be able to soar to new heights that will blow your very mind! So DO YOU!