I've done many things in my young life. An experience that's been molded by grandparents, parents, and other extended family whose backs and shoulders I stand on. As I reflect on my life, and meditate on "The Dream" a day after the MLK Holiday, I realize how blessed I am. I have a beautiful family, and friends who love me for me, no pretenses put forth or allowed. They are my inner circle; I trust them to tell me when I am right or wrong. Knowing that whatever accomplishment I obtain my core will keep me grounded, I strive to be my best self, bold, passionate, and interrupted.
This desire has my really wanting to enlighten and teach old things from a new perspective. It's made me want to share more, and reach out to those I don't know. It's making me kinder, and more gentle. I listened to Piers Morgan's interview of Oprah Winfrey this morning, and she said something that pierced my spirit (no pone intended). She stated that money and fame had afforded her the platform to strive towards making people their best yourselves. She want on to say that if she had a brand, it would be "Love", the "Love Brand". I thought that was fitting, and on point when I think about her life and what she has done for others up to this point with her empire.
I hear so many people complain about things in life that they can effect if they became involved in the community around them. I'm so painfully saturated by poignant words of hate regarding our president through the comments section of articles that I quit reading for months anything remotely connected to politics. To paraphrase Dr. King, an injustice anywhere, is an injustice everywhere. We are all connected, and we have a vested interest in the success of our brothers and sisters. When was the last time you helped someone do something? When was the last time your given thought to someone outside of your family, or core circle? If you're still thinking, you've got some work to do.
I'm at my best spiritually, emotionally, and physically when I'm helping make the world a better place. When I'm plugged into a higher purpose other than myself, I am the epitome of filled and satisfied. It gives me a sense of community, and a sense of my purpose in life. I've noticed in church lately, I've been weeping revelation tears. An enlightenment has come over me that I have to share and talk about almost daily. And though I'm not there yet, I continue to strive to be my "best self". I continue to hold my destination at heart, and most importantly, I've learned to enjoy the cadence of the journey.