“Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering” – Yoda.. This quote has resonated heavy with me the past two days.. In regard to what’s happening right now, we must be mindful not to hurt ourselves in our reaction to our hurt feelings.. Martial arts has taught me that there are many ways to react to a threat.. That we can diffuse conflict with out it resulting in death or serious injury, saving our own life and the life of an aggressor.. Reacting in anger or rage, only creates more fear anger and rage. Anger clouds our judgements and will ruin the best of intentions, It will only create more enemies and victims. I say this because as we seek to inspire change lets seek to actualize the ideal of peace throughout the process, lets let self love, universal love be our motivation. An act motivated by love, is always recognized as such, it speaks to our higher consciousness, it resonates with the heart, being a warrior of love and light attracts allies and rarely inspires enemies #peace #justice #harmony #themiddleway #love
We must be respected honored loved, we must have compassion for ourselves and our community, we must protect our children, publicly respect our women our daughters .. We must honor and cherish our lives and the lives of our people.. We can not demand from others what we do not demand from ourselves.. Lets hold our community responsible to the same degree, this system has never valued us outside of being beasts of labor. If we want justice we must become just.. How can we wish to be valued if we celebrate ratchet culture and homicidal criminal mysogonistic music and culture.. Let this incident be an inspiration to expect more, a catalyst to become better.. To point the finger at ourselves our family and say “thank you, I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive me” then begin the healing .. It’s our duty to be the change, if we exude respect these things won’t happen in this way anymore .. Lets break the chains now, I love us.. Peace #justiceforusall #justicefortrayvon #respect #love #honor #compassion
“Thank you, I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive me” this is something we should say to ourselves often, extend it to our heart and our loved ones.. We hold alot inside, many of us have lifetimes of traumas that we ignore cause it doesn’t feel good, yet it’s there, when we agree to acknowledge and release it, it’s uncomfortable .. Kind of like vomiting, we have to let go of what’s no good and it can be painful and ugly , yet ultimately we will feel better .. And cleaner, lighter, happier and harmonious
If we are 100% honest & authentic in our relationships we enable our ability to experience their full potential. Ignorantly Many of us fail to communicate our feelings/insights in regard to our needs due to fear of being judged or being vulnerable, if so we block the gift of authentic experiences. When we fail to communicate authentically & honestly in any relationship out of fear of ruining it.. In actuality we do just that, We ruin it.. Humans innately communicate beyond the word, we connect emotionally and energetically and regardless of what is said, we can feel if there is an inconsistency or if something is askew. I have learned from experience that it is best to be truthful with compassion even when it’s uncomfortable, even when we are afraid we may hurt a loved ones feelings, in the long run it will be best for all and open the door to the blessing or lesson that relationship is meant to bring into our experience… Love courageously, Love freely.. #authenticity #love #relationships #energyhealing #reiki #healing #truth #compassion
self love is the key to experiencing shared love… share self love..when we as men/women are able to embrace the fact that the woman/man is ourself.. we are able to transcend lust/objectification and engage heart and soul… would we truly “f@ck” ourself with no regard for how it will affect our heart? do we engage self simply for physical pleasure with no regard for our ultimate needs & true emotions, with disregard for the divine motivation to bond with another (soul) human being… if we truly seek to establish and experience true love, divine love, soul love.. love must become our driving force, compassion and empathy must be our guides… peace
! love this life. I remember when I resented so much about this world, complained & judged, I have turned my eyes on its beauty on peace. i used to be so angry ashamed resentful of the kind hearted mistakes of our ancestors & vengeful toward those who took advantage of them. those feeling only hurt us… the past is why we are here to resent it is to resent our existence.. learn from the past accept its blessings. when we let go of resentment we free ourself, shame is a spiritual cancer, it destroys our power, our ability to be in the now to be new to grow. (1)
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Summertime is here! That means 2 months to go until the 6th Annual Lil Raggamuffin Summer Camp. Still working to raise funds. I have had the pleasure of being involved 2 years consecutively… This is suctch an amazing experience that provides awesome oportunity to the children of this Blue Mountains community.. watch the video.. spread the word, share a few dollars it all helps. thanks and peace
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Watch the PSA our campers made last year
I took sometime a while back to understand my past opinions on homosexuality & homophobia. I realized some things, I realized that i did have a homophobia, and it stemmed from my youth.. I realized that homosexuality was used as a “boogyman” an anti-jail scare tactic, at a certain age at about eleven or twelve years old I was being told, “hey you better behave” and “you could go to jail for that” and “your handsome if you go to jail they gonna rape you,” or ” they’ll make you into a girl and have you walking around in a dress.” These types of threats, this reality has a deep psychological affect on young black men, because the reality of ending up in jail is extremely common and possible, it’s like a sword of doom that hangs over our heads in our youth. I realized that at an early age, we face the reality that we may go to jail, and in jail we will have to defend our manhood, “homosexuals” (at least what we ignorantly understand homosexuals to be) become the enemy. This is an aspect, a root of urban male homophobia that is rarely discussed, and I deeply feel is a reason why there is a misguided animosity toward homosexuality. Its a systematic problem, that runs deep, its not just a simple biased or blind hate or fear, it has multiple social, cultural and systematic layers…. Growing up I personally knew a few people who went to jail and were victims of sexual assaults in prison and at young ages, they were never the same, to me and my friends this was real, a vivid reality, it could happen, it did happen to people. For many black & latino, “minority” and “lower class” young men homosexuality isn’t a life choice, they equate it w/ being punked, w/ loss of what they feel is their only power in this country, their manhood. For this to change we need to become proactive, We need to realize the layered complexity of our social disfunction, so we can begin peeling them away.. it takes courage, it takes unity, compassion, empathy and understanding, it can be done…
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I truly love women, when I was younger my love for women was a great source of conflict & fear, rooted in my sense of duty to protect from the worlds evils. As a boy my father would travel for work, he’d say protect your mother & sisters, my spirt was prepared for the task yet my body was inadequate for the job, I began to resent my mom, sisters, cousins for being the root of situations in which I felt were set up so that I would unavoidably fail, what can a young boy do about cat callers. The social dysfunction of our society inspires negative emotions for young men regarding women, due to the reality that often women become the vehicle that expose our inadequacies. Many men who grow up in hostile environments develop a distrust for women, women in many ways begin to represent danger.