It’s not only about gentrification. But we are much more comfortable around those we are familiar with. How then do we grow as humans? This is where communities play an important role. Continue reading
At the beginning of last week, a friend began a conversation about how his friends do not support entrepreneurs. He spoke of how people would rather talk down to stepping out on your own and speak highly of those who … Continue reading
In the past month since I’ve posted, I’ve been elated with joy and beauty and then disheveled and broken. I’ve felt every emotion from love, angry, betrayal, denial, sadness, loneliness… so many emotions.
There is one thing that I’ve been paying attention to, maybe not perfectly, but paying attention to nonetheless; the words I use.
I found it terribly important to speak what I meant, and communicate in a manner that did not tear another soul down. So often insults and hate filled speech roll off our tongues and we don’t even blink an eye to them.
What does my opinion of someone have to do with ANYTHING to the point where I would speak negatively about them? Could you imagine if we got a wrinkle each time we speak badly of someone? Or gained a pound of weight?
I think in a way, we do. We send that energy, those vibrations out into the world, never to come back, only to radiate. But because we said it, we acknowledge it and we live it. That’s the problem. Why live in a world where your words tear others down? Why think negatively of someone? Especially when it’s superficial or opinions about someone?
Before you start gossiping about someone, before you start tearing another person down think of what those words could mean to you if you. Why do you feel that way about the person in the first place? Why do you believe that what you are saying is O.K. to be spoken?
Negative thoughts can enter our consciousness, but it is each of us who allow them to become thoughts and words. Think of how you could turn that language around to words that could encourage that person, or words that could change your perspective about that person.
Or, you could simply worry about yourself. You could deal with the negative thoughts and words that you create about yourself.
If what you said about someone else would make you furious if you heard someone say it about your child/mother/brother/father/husband/wife, maybe you shouldn’t say it at all.
Speak love into the world. Speak light into the world.
One word at a time.
With love and gratitude,
Originally posted on Jeanette Berry and the Soul Nerds:
If you know me, you know I talk and sing about love often. Romantic, platonic, familial, self, overwhelming – whatever kind of love it might be, I like to explore it.…
Originally posted on Jade T. Perry:
One of my favorite quotes from Erykah Badu is from the beginning of her song, Tyrone, where she explains, “Keep in mind that I’m an artist, and I’m sensitive about my sh!t…” It was the…
As I’ve been listening to the album (which will be out SO SOON), and thinking about what I want to say about all the injustice in the world, I decided to try my hand at a narrative with my album and … Continue reading
Haven’t written anything on here in a while. I decided to share some words I’m working through. What do you think? It’s called “What it look like”
y’know what freedom looks like?
Culture: noun 1. the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc. 2. that which is excellent in the arts, manners, etc. 3. a particular form or stage of civilization, as that of a certain nation or period: Greek culture. 4. development or improvement of the mind by education or training. 5. the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group: the youth culture; the drug culture. 6. Anthropology. the sum total of ways of living built up by a group of human beings and transmitted from one generation to another. When I think of culture in the United States, I unfortunately do not see this as much as I’d … Continue reading
Originally posted on The Attractor:
If you are like me, you probably catch yourself frequently falling into the ever-alluring yet emotionally-dangerous trap of comparing yourself to others. According to social comparison theory, we do this in an attempt to make…