Wind Power

•April 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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
The BLAQUESMITH

NEUTRAL

•March 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Most things in life are neutral. Most things are naturally benign. Most things are puppets. Things like cars, computers, pencils, etc…

They become weapons of destruction or instruments of healing when put in the hand of the animator. We, beloved, are the animators. The real question is how do we animate and personify these seemingly innocuous items? The items are not bad per se; but, the person that breathes life Ito them.

Before you write a letter, drive your car, or anything that will leave your fingerprints on the surface of the earth- remember, you are the decisive element; remember, you are the master of your fate; remember, your actions and words reverberate and echoes into eternity.

May your will to be good and do great things overpower the urge to think only of the present moment.

Blessings and Prayers
The BLAQUESMITH

RUSH

•February 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The critically acclaimed feature film Crash is amazingly enlightened. This film show how so many people are interconnected: how we share awesome hurts, shared family pains, have dreams unrealized, romantic conflicts and a destiny to achieve.

The lesson it teaches is that as people we are connected, and the loss of connection through the advances in our society through technology has created a missing void. In the depths of our being we have to be linked even if the interaction is only created by a crash. In this definition, crash is a hostile conflict. We too often fight our brothers. In the end we all lose. Most people are in such a rush in this microwave immediate gratification society.

I have found that rudeness in good people is not uncommon. Most people don’t seek conflict, but in their rush and scurried pace any interference and disruption causes frustration. The frustration manifests into rude behavior in verbal and sometimes physical acts.

We have to slow down. This will avoid the crash. Then we must consciously seek positive interaction to fulfill our need to connect and touch.

Bottom Line: Slow Down. Most are in a rush to leave those whom they love to complete a task not as important as we make it out to be.

Blessings and Prayers
The BLAQUESMITH

Stationary

•February 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I often speak with people who are in a state of despair. When this happens, it feels as though they are stuck in a cement block. Trying to move proves draining and useless. The effort is there, but no results.

Two choices: Work diligently to improve the condition or accept the current circumstances.

The great coach John Wooden stated “don’t confuse activity with productivity.” If your actions produce no results, change your tactics and not your will to change.

Being stationary is dangerous, because we can make a home of it. And, the longer we remain in this position the more difficult it becomes to move. We, sadly, lose our will to change. Then lose our will to even care.

When our emotional cupboards are bare, we have to borrow from others. When you have lost sight of your goal, mission and passion; align yourself with someone who has not. Find a new battery to get you mentally recharged. It can come in the fashion of books, television, social media or even “real people.”

Past positive memories are a possible direction to where to rediscover the love. New challenges and opportunities also can provide a kick start.

Hope is only lost for those who choose not to find it or die trying to find it. I pray you find it. Get moving, beloved.

Blessings and Prayers

The BLAQUESMITH

2014 BLAQUESMITHisms

•January 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

People often confuse falling with failing. If you get up from a fall, you have learned something. And there is always a victory in learning.

Hope sustains like oxygen. People who are serious about living understand the necessity of air. People who are serious about succeeding understand the necessity for desire, passion and vision.

Economic problems begin with undisciplined hands and big eyes.

Spiritual Enlightenment can be clouded by the hands of man. To search for the infinite, you must reach beyond the finite.

Family is good. Friends are great. Family that is your friend is exceptional.

Even in the Depth of Despair…..

•December 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Every tragedy births a triumph! In the midst of the pain and despair, our most critical assignment is to grow better for the experience and send shower raindrops of encouragement and knowledge on others to provide a rainbow of protection for the aftermath of a shared catastrophe.

No birth is easy, but the baby is always beautiful.

Don’t Wait

•December 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Whatever your goal is for 2014, don’t wait. Build momentum and start now.

 
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