Has A Door Been Shut? Another Just Opened. Here Is How To Find It…

Has A Door Been Shut? Another Just Opened. Here Is How To Find It…

July 27, 2015

Has the door shut on you? Yes, that happens sometimes. You think something was meant for you and then it turns out that it wasn’t after all. What is all that about? The Door Is Open. Here Is How To Find It… The door is open–it’s just not the door you’ve been looking at. That’s why this door is shut, so you can go looking for the door that is wide open. Don’t believe me? Then try it yourself: if the door you thought was meant for you has shut in your face, be determined to find the door that is wide open, the one that is meant for you. Go on the search of it, and don’t give up until you find it. It won’t be in the vicinity of the door that was shut in your face, because that door is shut for a reason: it wants you to run away from it as far as possible. After […]

You Are Here For A Reason

You Are Here For A Reason

July 22, 2015

You are here for a reason. Your birth was no coincidence. Everything happened at the time it needed for you to be here on this earth at this time. There is no one else who can fill your shoes. There is no one else who can be you in the way you can be you. The people who love you, love you for who you are, there is no reason to pretend to be someone else or something else. There’s parts of you that you don’t like, and there’s parts of you that you like but are afraid to share. Love the parts of you that you don’t like, and don’t be afraid to share the parts of you that you like. Nobody is here by accident. All of us are here on purpose. Your Purpose Is To Find Your Purpose Everyone on this earth has a common purpose: to find their purpose. Once they find it, they can start […]

My Thoughts On Race

My Thoughts On Race

July 20, 2015

Editor’s note: This recent 4th of July weekend I was traveling and, for the first time, I was singled out and stopped by the TSA and interrogated. They asked me intrusive questions and even went through my carry-on luggage and read through my private notes and journals. No doubt it was easy for them to single me out because I was a young, brown man traveling alone and it must have triggered some sort of “profile” in their system. I was treated “less than” simply for the color of my skin. I felt dehumanized. The experience upset me and it drove me to finally address the issue of institutionalized racism on my blog. In many ways it is a off-topic post, but I think that every person of color today needs and deserves a chance to at least express their frustration with a reality they experience on a day-to-day basis that most are often unaware of and some refuse to […]

Are You Feeling Stuck? Here’s Why…

Are You Feeling Stuck? Here’s Why…

July 15, 2015

Are you feeling stuck? Here’s why: you actually don’t want to find out what is making you stuck. So here’s the thing: when you think you are stuck, you are. You will continue to be stuck if you fool yourself into thinking you are not stuck. You are actually stuck for the exact reason that you do not want to face the fact you are stuck. Why? Because on the other side of stuck is usually more work you have to do–work that will require you to change in a fundamental way. Admit to being stuck, then go on a search for what will unstick you. Then, be courageous enough to unstick yourself. Fear of facing what sticks us is what keeps us stuck, the courage to face what sticks us, and then changing our behavior, is what finally gets us moving again. The Rule of Stuckage The golden rule of stuckage is that whenever we are stuck something tangible […]

Why Dreaming Is A Form Of Protest

Why Dreaming Is A Form Of Protest

July 13, 2015

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein Dreams are a form of protest in today’s age. So many people want us to live in the starkness of a dark reality. One can acquiesce and join the brooding crowd, or one can challenge the status quo. Dream of a better world. Those who ended up bettering the world first dreamed of bettering it. They had to have the courage to dream of the ideal and not settle for the harsh realities of the world. People who succeed are never “realistic” people; they are often unrealistic. They make a way out of no way. They see a bridge over a chasm that doesn’t exist and start to build it. If the dream doesn’t come to pass, they don’t stop their dreaming, they see the dreaming itself as a form of protest. They continue to dream even if all hope seems to be lost […]

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