Have you ever been so desperate for something that you’ve done just about everything you could think of to make it happen?
Permission to Feel
In “sistah-gurl” fashion, I began to tell God how angry I was with Him…
The Danger of Habituation
Demand AND work for change until the stimuli of unnecessary suffering at the hands of unjust, misguided and ill-wrought systems are completely eradicated for the greater good of all people.
“Let Me Drive.”
One night I had a dream that I was driving a car. I knew that I had a destination, but I didn’t really know how to get there (I had this dream long before I had GPS). I continued driving, reading road signs and looking at a map when I became increasingly sleepy. As I tried to fight sleep I heard a voice say “Let me drive.”
Some sociologists say that we are the average of the five closest people to us… Therefore, it is vitally important that you choose your friends wisely. Make sure you surround yourself with people who can help you build a bridge to your destiny. This means they need to have similar mission, similar vision, and positivity when it comes to your …
There are only 2 days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so TODAY is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama I couldn’t believe it. Like other human beings in the world (in my mind, you weren’t human if …
The Chaos of Re-Creation
I am a gentle soul that sometimes reveals sharp claws. When I am undergoing transformation, I tend to be irritable, moody, depressive, and snarky. I don’t typically want to be around other people, and I certainly have less patience with and tolerance for people being in my “space.” I used to be oblivious to this part of my personality. But …
Jump In, Already!
Repost from April 28, 2014 Have you ever seen those people who stand at the edge of the pool, trying to talk themselves into jumping in? Imagine this: It’s a hot, sunny day, and everyone around is having a great time splashing and playing games like Marco Polo and water volleyball. Everything inside of me wants to partake in the festivities; …
My greatest challenges come from the experiences that touch my core and bring me face to face with my humanity: every episode of my life’s drama that reveals the cracks and flaws in my armor – every time my lips kissed the ground from falling flat on my face; every moment my head was bowed in defeat or my tears watered the ground; those times I felt increased pressure that mocked the finitude of my strength.
The Orator. That was the title one of my best friends gave me. This is the same best friend who knew for years that behind the smiles and charisma, underneath the “floetic” orations that I often gave, was a young woman who had not found her voice. How ironic!