The Power of your Tongue

How to affect change

I was listening to a YouTube and a Podcast where a particular celebrity was being maligned. It occurred to me, with all the more important issues in our community, why not expend positive energy with issues rather than individuals?;

1. Deliberate Poverty

2. Targeted abuses

3. Healthcare

4. Community And Economic Development

5. Improving Black Image in Media

6. Black victimhood for political advantage

7. Religion

8. Improving relations

There are a few celebrities who I completely abhorred regarding their public persona. Fortunately overtime they changed that paradigm and lived up to the potential I knew was within them.

I won’t name names but one has totally transform like a butterfly, the other is still in a cocoon stage.

Like us, celebrities are made of flesh and bone and I’ve learned I can’t allow their behavior to overly concern me. As parents and guardians we should not allow the next generation access if we do not agree with specific behaviors from celebrities or anyone for that matter. There is something quick and easy called turning off the radio and television. I have more control when I am mindful to use my power. I would like to exhort others to do the same rather than maligning another person’s character – deserving or not. We all have the power to change, just like the chrysalis transforms to a beautiful butterfly, people can change, but we shouldn’t further malign them just because we can, because social media gives us the power to do so. Be mindful, think ahead and put yourself in the other persons shoe. Be the change you wish to see in the world.

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The Power of your Tongue

How to affect change

I was listening to a YouTube and a Podcast where a particular celebrity was being maligned. It occurred to me, with all the more important issues in our community, why not expend positive energy with issues rather than individuals?;

1. Deliberate Poverty

2. Targeted abuses

3. Healthcare

4. Community And Economic Development

5. Improving Black Image in Media

6. Black victimhood for political advantage

7. Religion

8. Improving relations

There are a few celebrities who I completely abhorred regarding their public persona. Fortunately overtime they changed that paradigm and lived up to the potential I knew was within them.

I won’t name names but one has totally transform like a butterfly, the other is still in a cocoon stage.

Like us, celebrities are made of flesh and bone and I’ve learned I can’t allow their behavior to overly concern me. As parents and guardians we should not allow the next generation access if we do not agree with specific behaviors from celebrities or anyone for that matter. There is something quick and easy called turning off the radio and television. I have more control when I am mindful to use my power. I would like to exhort others to do the same rather than maligning another person’s character – deserving or not. We all have the power to change, just like the chrysalis transforms to a beautiful butterfly, people can change, but we shouldn’t further malign them just because we can, because social media gives us the power to do so. Be mindful, think ahead and put yourself in the other persons shoe. Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Are we all equal?

It depends on who you ask.

What is the black man’s original religion?

Religions says we are not equal merely by separating themselves as religions.

This in itself causes a chasm where separation of faith creates a type of inequality in the minds of the followers.

Ankh

I’ve heard it time and time again- you are Christian Pentecostal and I am Christain Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah Witness, etc, etc. Fundamentally all believers but unequal in their doctrines and most importantly color if skin. Sad state of affairs yeah?. Since they are unequal this gives them the okay to be abusive to each other. Turn on your TVs, look at social media and you’ll see what I mean. Take a trip back in history and look at Religion if you are not satisfied with worldwide religious atrocities. . How are we treated merely by the color of our skin?

Black is beautiful

Groups of Christians enslaved Africans, in the name of capitalism. They even forced the enslaved to stop /cease and desist through fear and outright terrorist acts, their own religion and adapt theirs. What nonsense is that?

So your own brothers and sisters are now the same religion as you but enslaved and not equal? Am I the only one who thinks this is whack? Yet we continue to run behind these same people, thinking the way they do instead of going back to basics.

Orisha

Truth be known, basics is universal. Anyone can join, anyone can be a member, there are no doctrines, no enslavement. It’s call the human race. Black people you belong to this race but you’ve got to stop the enslave us in their tracks by first knowing removing your mental block. Study your history. Know yourself. Do not be afraid to believe in your greatness and in our collective equality.

Unequivocally yes we are all equal. Plain and true.

Err or not

Shut up, shut up!

When I got on at Atlantic Pacific station R train, I kept hearing these words being repeated but wasn’t sure where and who.

Taking off my Beats and looking around the car discreetly I caught a glimpse of a small man holding his hands over his ears and rocking back and forth.

I wasn’t sure if he was talking to himself or someone in particular. Just as I was about to put my Beats back on and resume listening to my daily Africa Today – BBC World Service when he started up right in front my very eyes.

It looked suspiciously like the young lady next to him, maybe no more than 14-15 years old was deliberately taunting him. She must have realized he had a sensitivity to the sound coming from her headphones and decided it was funny to turn her sound up intermittently to see his responses. People in the car were giggling and looking on every time he jumped, covered his ears, and screamed ”shut up”.

This little charade continued for 5 minutes until u got off at 45th Street Station.

I felt sympathy for this man because I wasn’t sure what is specific issues were. Why people felt it was funny I don’t know but I hope he got to his destination intact.

Sometimes all it takes is putting yourself in another persons shoe. Would you like someone treating you like that? To err is human yes but to be cruel is inhumane.

Respect

This word is swimming around my head since last weekend. . Why??

Practically

I see so many people do not understand the meaning of this important word.

Emotionally

I am more affected by this word than I am comfortable admitting.

Spiritually

I realize being respectful has grey areas. It’s difficult because respect is respect you are probably saying right? But there are loopholes.

Why aren’t people understanding simple principles of respect such as do unto others as you would like others to do unto you? Why are we spending so much time dwelling on hurt feelings, pride, leading to so much lost time? When we can look at each other as individuals and consciously, deliberately choose to make a difference.

Respect toolkit

I looked at this toolkit and quite agreed with its basics of respect:

1. Tell your truth

2. Know you are valuable

3. Follow your passion

4. Trust your gut

5. Set boundaries

6. Be compassionate

7. Get Help

8. Have coursge

Within these. 8 very important basics are sub basics of dignity and respect standards to further enhance you as an individual.

Remember, you should not be a two faced individual. It will only make you untrustworthy.

I like to feel I am who I am.

What you see is what you get.

I may have two sides to my disposition when dealing with circumstances in that I am serious when it comes to work and fun loving when I am not on a task which is work related. Across board my character never changes. You can depend on me being consistently the same person. There are no hidden agendas

This is a huge component of respect. Being someone other people can trust and share confidential information.

This is a huge factor in being respectful of others. I struggle with this from others. I see annoyingly how others are treated as though they have no value. But everyone has value.

Respect

Happy New Year 2019

Start the new year right!

  1. Be Thankful

2. Eat well

3. Keep your body in motion

Walk Boston

4. Enjoy the company of those you love. We are only here once❤️

5. Be Respectful

6. Honor your word and if you can’t be honest

7. Be mindful

8. Spend wisely

9. Enjoy Life

Dance like no one is watching

10. Rest your body as well as your mind