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!!
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
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
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…………
Three young Hebrew boys
A new Queen on the scene
All willing to die
If you are working on a problem, the damage is already done. The key is to address the issue– before it becomes a problem. Until we become more proactive in recognition and prevention, we will continue to shake our heads wondering why; and, our legs will remain tired and weary while we exhaust ourselves on a hamster wheel that only allows us to address the current catastrophe.
The wind may power me,
The wind cannot direct me.
It’s power is strong, but the direction
is unpredictable and may lead you wrong.
An in invisible force that must be respected
Alter your sails, so the direction can be corrected.
Understand perfection is unattainable,
That is not even what it is about.
Every champ has doubt and even
When knocked down. They know they are
Not knocked out. Defeated not conquered.
We lose to learn lessons. We overcome trials
To reduce future stressing. When we overcome,
We are blessed to be continual blessings.
Ali said he was the greatest and then he lost.
He didn’t change his song, because he knew it
Was how he responded, would write the next
Verse for his song. But his chorus never changed the hook
Because the title I Am the Greatest……….
was still the title of the book
Write your own destiny
Your journey is only limited
To what you allow yourself to see.
You can be defeated, but never conquered.
Being powered by the wind, means you have an invisible
Power that will push you to win. Just control your direction
And let the power of the wind be your friend.
Blessings and Prayers