Present in Life!

Sight to see new heights within me.

Driving aware as I pull my hair out from despair.

What will I wear, who will care?

Where will I go, who will show?

What should I do, if only you knew?

Maybe I will return to my bed, getting up is often all in my head.

Getting up is not just physically, it is mental and referential.

Why you may say, let me ask, what did you do today?

You got up, but are you woke up?

Are you striving or simply surviving?

Are you achieving your goals or making a mark showing the start of a plan?

Is the game the same?

Is the attempt being mimicked?

Or the effort peppered by another excuse, oh what is the use?

Come and let’s be what we are sen-ti-men-ti (ly) meant to be.

Who are you by design?

What must you refine?

In this day, come what may, always say epically.

I am here to be

instrumentally

effectively

beautifully

impactfully

creatively

present

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My Fingers Speak

As I move my fingers over the keyboard, I contemplate what is the next word that will inspire to bring you higher.

See my writing is not just about me, but what I aspire that you may acquire the inspiration that will cultivate and motivate.

Take a ride within me over these heartfelt words you see and rejuvenate, as we celebrate, the remaking of you (inside out).

Although my words are often unheard as I don’t have a following of “likes” or the platform (who would care) to share the grace of what my heart has felt from the start.

Why you may ask as I pen these words do I write for those seldom heard, never seen, or known and I would say it’s because we are connected by time. By space and together in the race, as we run towards the –

Time of life, time of season, who knows one day we may meet.

Take the time and divide the line that sooths the spine of what is divine!

Read each word, think of it deep, if you think long you will be on your feet.

Celebrate and contemplate what you are as you create the next date!

That date could be a grand step you see as you make the decision to cultivate your mission, it’s all part of your vision.

What is in your vision, don’t you know you are on a mission?

Think of that which is deep within and walk towards it.

Then begin to speak the breath of life over it.

Never lose hope, set the scope and hone towards that which was dim as you illuminate all from within.

Deepest and True

I am afraid to move on, afraid of what lies ahead. How is it that where I want to be and what has come to me are not in agreement. I mean really, what is it that I am to become meanwhile I shudder at what I am, overlooking what is meant to be (but suddenly, what do I see?).

Metaphorically, it could be, maybe or someday rationally thought out of me. Life is in constant flux and in the flow of the day I always find a way.

Poetic at best, unlike the rest, but never do I see what is in front of me. I guess to be blinded purposely.

You may wonder, or maybe don’t even care, what it is I am laying before you, but take a few minutes to dig deep within and cultivate the presence of truth.

Truth is not always welcomed and certainly not embraced, yet it takes that breath of doubt away.

May this year as we seek to find we may come across that friend of mine.

My friend looks within and sees the depth of truth then unravels the ways of you.

Be kind and unwind then define that which respects the time.

Take a few and determine the rhythm which celebrates who you are and do.

Do that which you may think cannot develop and be.

Become that which you are destined to be and not because of me.

See that you can be because you are intrinsically meant to be.

Focus During COVID-19

There is a reality that we are facing right now and it is that we are in the midst of something different. To have our lives placed at semi pause as we try to understand what is happening as we see this Global pandemic unfold.

What has happened across the world to impact so many people, it knows no boundary; demographics are broken barriers and culturally it has no preference.

Our first reaction is to panic, to have fear over the unknown and to go into fight or flight response which occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack or threat to survival. We have seen this through the many stores we have visited where there is no “toilet tissue,” and no “sanitizers.” And if you were to ask someone why that it is, they really could only say that they saw the shortage (as I heard on the news) and felt a need to protect themselves and their families.

I mean I get it, I really do. We are in a crisis. Yet, I want to encourage each of you to FOCUS. Put your 20/20 vision on and look at what you can control. Surely we know that if anyone of us could end this, it would have never started. But now that we are here how do we manage? I want to offer you these tips.

1. Stay In as we are told by the executive orders.

2. Stay prayerful and believe that God hears your request (Psalms 91).

3. Practice the requirements issued by our government as it relates to social distancing and sanitization.

4. Try something new while you are confined. Make a new meal, create a new plan for self improvement.

5. Grab that dusty book off the shelf that you said you wish you had time to read and start.

6. Workout while you are indoors. Do isometrics if you don’t have weights or a gym at home. Do sit up and push ups. Walk from room to room. Trust me it is better than sitting and eating all those cookies.

7. Learn a new word everyday to increase your vocabulary.

8. Make sure that you send love to your family and friends, everyday.

This list could go on and on, but if your start these I am sure you will create a more personalized way to stay focused during this time. It is so important that you don’t become boggled down by the restrictions. Especially in your mind. Physically we cannot do what we once did, but mentally we are free to create and become what we place in our minds. Then we can look back later and see that good did come from a bad situation.

May each of you find strength and I pray safety over you and your family.

Is the Silence too Loud?

Check out my YouTube channel: Silence the chatter. It is about inspiration and giving our listeners a place to lift up the inner spirit and find enlightenment within your day. But what is it about the silence that no one wants to dwell? Oftentimes silence is a really good answer to all that you seek. When you take the time to block out the chatter and truly get deep within you, the answers you seek can be found. So today I ask you is the Silence too Loud? Embrace it and grow!

Leaving A Legacy

Rooted For Purpose

A wise man leaves an inheritance for his childrens children, Proverbs 13:22.

All my life, no not really, ONLY since I have come to know the Lord as my personal Savior, I  have spoken life into my children, those I encounter, to position themselves for legacy.  To leave a legacy for the next generation to follow.  Each decade of life should be purposed with a renewed since of who you are and Who’s you are.  Getting stronger and stronger. If we position ourselves to become the reflection of destiny; deeply rooted for the stage of life that we are in, we find ourselves able to develop the offspring or the branches that can be further extended within our families and within our Communities.

Each and every vessel or vein travels on its pathway  to another destination that once it has travelled it shall accomplish that which it was sent to…

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Clearer (Thoughts)

It is the start of a new decade, 2020. The start of a New Year. We all want something to change. To release old habits; affirm new ones and be positioned for greater.

The problem with that is we will not change our actions until we change our thoughts. When our thoughts are filled with dimmer hopes; broken dreams and shattered vision it restricts our position to move. We are held hostage to what we think, even if we don’t see it. Self doubt comes when we say I think I should, and at the same we say, I am too busy; too old or not capable because I don’t have the right contacts or the smarts to pull that thing (whatever you are delaying) off. We internalize the ying and yang of opportunity by what we think (those thoughts).

Self limitation is like stress, it is a silent killer of your hopes. A destructive force to your operable actions and a taser to your walk in pursuance of vision. Your thoughts when not apprehended for fruitfulness or increase will take the path of least resistance towards limited effort. You must keep the Giddy in your Up – ward thinking. This assures you a place of elevation, a place of jubilation as you see over the circumstances that distract your purpose. You may wonder why this is necessary and I can only tell you this; everything that is down eventually must come up. Seeds planted sprout up, towards the earth to create beauty or nourish life. Mountains, trees, and fountains spring up to allow the partakers a moment of refreshing. And in each of these life happens.

Up-ward thinking allows your life to happen. To be the extension of that well that springs within you. Up-ward brings clarity into view. Just like the eagle who continues to take on higher elevations to come out of the storms. Yes, you can stay low, and neutral, but what does that give you? If all it takes is for you to reposition yourself towards positive thoughts, what do you think can happen? You might just go for that executive position; or for that promotion on your job; or you may even decide to author that book; or take your first flight to that dream destination that you have delayed. You might just begin to experience life in a way you thought (that word) was not possible. Or maybe you can meet people, new faces and races, that you thought (that word, again) were so different from you. And you just might gain a new view of you. Imagine that. To discover a new you who is adventurous, exciting and free to life the life you were meant.

Why not have clearer thoughts starting today. It might just allow you to see life differently; inherently, beautiful.

The Journey

The road that we take is long and sometimes difficult. What is life without the ups and downs or the trials that come. It is said that what does not kill you makes you stronger; and I’d like to add that what does not kill you can also make you bitter and will lead you to revenge. I laugh at that because it is so true. If stronger is the outcome, I’d like to see the conversion factor. I guarantee that many will attest to becoming a whole lot when life serves banana peels and cheap thrills, but strength is not what one perceives.

One can see that slipping on a banana peel would not immediately create the thought of “strength” but pain. And truthfully embarrassment and a feeling of disgust. It is like life cliché’s become oxymoron’s for us to later align for ourselves. Also as if we are being tested to choose what is truth, false or just that, words with little to no meaning.

Yet life’s lessons are intended to strengthen you; to create in you the ability to overcome hardships (or what I will call heart-ships cause stuff really can hurt). Think about it, circumstances can hurt more that once too, even if you’ve experienced it before, you cannot say oh that hurt me once and I won’t let it happen again. Because if you think about it, fall and get hurt on your knee, does that mean you won’t hurt in the same spot if you fall again? Or love someone, get hurt or even fall out of love, meet someone else, does that mean you cannot hurt? No, each encounter creates another level of pain. Now what lessons you do carry relate more to the “how” of the encounter and potentially how you can prevent the fall or actions that led to the relationship breakdown.

I don’t know maybe I ponder to deeply to understand consciousness of life, why things happen or even it’s highs and lows. Or maybe in my solitude I find it difficult to embrace what all of life really means. In general I think people are looking for meaning, trying to juxtapose the message of ying and yang. Albeit to me to decide or just wonder further into the expression of my finger tips (writings) as I seek the meaning of what my purpose is within the dash.

I do seek a higher truth in what is spirituality in all things. I look to what has become to me more real than belief of anything else, in what I call the one and only living God. The creator, the one who has allowed me the expression of who He is to me in my voice, through my words and in my deeds.

Yes, life can be a mystery full of questions, and sometimes very few satisfiable answers. With banana peels and sugar hills (peeks and valleys) set to teach us the value of a moment, the value of a season, the value of a minute collected through time so that we can see the contrast; good, bad, ugly or indifferent all things comes for us to appreciate all that we have in the Journey.

Rootedforpurpose, because we all are.