•October 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Often time we will ask others: “What should I do?” This never made real sense to me. Who can be more informed about a decision on you, than yourself. Don’t get me wrong, seeking advice and counsel can be wise on certain matters. However, I am talking about intimate matters.

Intimate matters do not require advice. Intimate matters do not require counsel. Intimate matters do not require a collaboration of the minds with the sages of the time. Intimate matters are usually personal moral questions where the true answer is already known. The real question is, whether one will or will not bend their moral compass for a moment to engage in behavior outside their normal character.

This is where one’ inner circle is important. If you have an inner circle of morally compromised individuals, every rationalization and justification will be given to help anesthetize your conscious temporarily. If your inner circle is comprised of individuals who care and will help protect you from you, then their advice should help straighten that compass. In the end it is still up to the individual.

The real decision is: Who will you surround yourself with and who will you listen to in the end?

The real answer is: You. In the end, no matter what others say, you will do what you decide. And, with no one or no substance to blame.

Decide wisely, beloved.


•October 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment

It’s hard to gain, but it’s easy to lose
To whom you give it, be careful when you choose.
Fools give too quickly and sing the blues
The wise may be fooled; but, not badly
Because little was given–to see if it may be abused.
However, when you find it, it’s something you never want to lose.
Remember, you can never trust others, if you don’t trust yourself- don’t get it confused.

The Sunshine of My Life

•September 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Seven ways to seek perfection
Close my eyes for a divinely inspired reflection
If I listen close, I swear I hear you call my name
Daimyo echoing all the time inside of my brain.

Maya Alisia or should I call you little Smith
your presence is always felt
Every time I think of you my heart doesn’t break
it just melts………
Like butter into pancakes your
soul into my soul
September 3rd… retelling a story that was never told

Your siblings who never met you
always call your name
And its like music to my ears
I see you in every picture frame

All the Smith girls have a special song
and they get a little nightly dance
Me and you never got that chance
On this day I will correct this wrong

Since my Joie is in the Skye
And you are the Apple of my eye
Forever you are in my heart
In those in these tears
I sometimes would drown
Now in them I float swimmingly
because I know you are around

An angel always in the sky
The apple of my eye
I realized though you died
you really didn’t die
You live, forever, in my heart
and remain the sunshine of my life

I wish it was different and
you were here
And when God would whisper why
I’d turn my head because the answer
I didn’t want to hear

Time doesn’t ease the pain
It just has given me more time
to accept what I refused to once accept
Earthly death is such a strange concept
But I pray for a peace that pass all understanding
Because this I’m still not understanding…
but only when I look at it through an earthly lens

Energy never dies, it transcends all
transfers time and space. You don’t have to be in my
face to be right in my face
Euphoric effervescence
I no longer pretend to feel your presence
because I feel your presence

Understanding the flesh and the spirit is one in the same
So, I say I SEE YOU Maya Alisia
And feel your heavenly hug all the same
Still human so still a little sad
But still blessed to have 5 call me Dad
But don’t call me Dad, call me Daimyo like the rest do
and know in flesh or in spirit…. The Daimyo loves you!!

Happy Seventh B-Day Maya Alisia
And know you are the sunshine of my life……


•August 31, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Might as well spell it wrong and backwards, Since most of the time priorities are done in this reverse order. Loved ones, merely knowing who and what to put first means nothing if you don’t do it!! Let’s turn it around!!


•August 15, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Injustice only can be permitted for so long until the oppressed rise up. The question is will the uprising be a peaceful demonstration under the banner of Civil Disobedience or will it come under the heavy hand of a quasi militant group who fights fire with fire.

There is no easy answer. There is no quick answer. Change takes time; but, in the process their are a multitude of emotional and physical fatalities. If we all took the advice of Gandhi and became the change we wanted to see, we would end at the desired goal much quicker. Sadly, this is not a likely scenario– so what is?

We are a society of laws. If we are to respect the laws, those laws must be just and fair to all. Until this changes, anarchy, brutality and chaos will reign supreme.

We are a society with checks and balances. When those who are set to uphold the law, break the law– we have to hold our executive, judicial, and legislative branches fully accountable. This should also hold tight with our state and local officials.

Discipline does not have to be inhumane, but it should be swift and hold the ability to transform the transgressors into more of a model citizen. When the local citizenry transgress, the standards should be the same.

From a proactive standpoint, we have to teach out young people acceptance, love and tolerance. Out schools should be overflowing with matters that stress interpersonal skill development, peaceful conflict resolution, and exposing them to “others” early and often.

There is no panacea anyone can provide with immediate and swift results. Now, we have to bottle our anger and let it explode on the tyranny of evil. This is road that has many different lanes. We must change policy. We must demonstrate peacefully. We must come to the table with the oppressor. But, we must also use all other tools available. In the history of the world there has never been significant change without a revolt. And, I know of no revolt that was free of bloodshed. There is a time for peace and war. For effective change, we must be able to discern which is right at what time.

Beloved, we have issues. These issues will joy solve themselves. They will not be easy to change. However, if those who can make a difference are too indifferent or afraid- the situation will remain the same. In fact, it will slowly, maybe quickly, decompensate.

We want injustice to change to justice? What are we willing to sacrifice, my loved ones? What is that- afraid to spill blood and die? Well, they are shedding it for no reason anyway. If I am going to die- I want a beautiful death like a Greek Spartan, Aztec Warrior, Samurai, or Black Panther.

What is the saying- a coward dies a thousand deaths. A real man but one.

I only plan to die once

Championship Decisions

•July 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I can say without a doubt, I am SPECIAL. I am not special, because I was chosen. However, I am special because I chose to do what I was chosen to do. Marianne Williamson stated it correctly… “We are all special. We were all meant to shine.” The problem is, sadly, some people do not know how special they are to the world. And, consequently, act in an unspectacular fashion.

Our mission must now become to open the eyes of every sentient being in the early developmental stages of life, to let them know they are loved and needed. Very few people are born without a conscious and without compassion; yet, many are created by the poison and vile we nurse and feed our delicate and vulnerable populations.

When we learn that we are truly special and that greatness is our destiny and not an option or choice; individuals will act like and, eventually, become champions. When a Championship mindset is set and shaped, we can expect Championship decisions and Championship results.

Champions know they are special. They act that way and people treat them accordingly. Let’s breed and raise a generation of champions for perpetual success.

This is an excerpt from the new book entitled “Championship Decisions” by Dr. Ramel L. Smith

Blessings and Prayers

It Matters

•July 10, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Race Matters, Self Matters……. “It” does matter, whatever that is for each individual. Life is about priorities. Whatever is most important to us, should be given our utmost respect, time, and consideration. Drs. West and Phil knew what matter to them and explained it very well in their books. But, what happens when we don’t find it or don’t respect it. We wander around aimlessly looking for it, hoping we found it, shocked when we realize, after lost time, it was not it.

How to find it…. Do what comes naturally. Do what brings you and other pleasure, within the realm of the law and morality. Do what is in your heart. Do what is a recurring dream in the back closet in your mind.

Whatever you do, don’t do what you have been doing if you are in a constant state of frustration walking in a maze with a minotaur at every turn. Our job is to find our work. Our work is that “it.” Find it. And do it to death…………


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