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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. ~ Tao Te Ching
There are things in this world that once obtained, can never be taken away – knowledge, purpose, and love to name a few.
Knowledge like power is harnessed by a desire to grow, expand, to live beyond circumstances and situations, and once you get a taste of it, it is invigorating and empowering. Knowledge helps us not only on an intellectual plain, but also in our spiritual realm. The more self aware you become, the more you learn about the psyche of others, and the more verse you become on multiple topics, the quicker and better you are at adapting and adjusting to the many twists of life.
Knowledge is the sibling of purpose, because as you begin to learn, you begin to discover and it is on this journey that purpose is revealed and realized! Knowledge breeds passion and passion equates to purpose and purpose births love. Love is the byproduct of purpose as it stems from those things we are most passionate about.
Love is the result of pursuing purpose and can never be taken away. The misconception is that love fails or diminishes, but the truth of the matter is that love is an energy that shifts as we do. Love is not necessarily for the recipient but all about the giver as it is a manifestation of an inward impulse. It is spontaneous, unpredictable, consuming, liberating, and fulfilling and once given, it does the exact same for those that receive it! Love is the end result we all desire no matter the pursuit.
There are also things in this world that cannot be taken back once squandered – time and words.
Time is one commodity that cannot be bought or sold, you cannot get a return on it or recycle it, and once gone, you will never see again. Use the time you have to maximize the desires of your heart. Time wasted is an opportunity unfulfilled, but time used properly is a bottomless well of gratitude and thankfulness.
In the same breath (pun intended), choose your words carefully. Words can either build or destroy and it is a wise person who not only knows the difference, but also practices the principles. Our words are sharp double-edged swords that can cut, defend, free, or keep in bondage ourselves and others. A harsh word may be forgiven, but will surely not be forgotten. A kind word will not be forgotten, but will also break down walls and free people from captivity. It is a foolish man who uses words only to admonish, but it takes a wise man to let his words polish.
Hold tightly and guard those things that can never be taken away as they become roots of our tree that bear good fruit. And likewise, consciously remain aware of not forfeiting what can never be regained, as they too reflect who we are and will become and the fruit we shall bear.
The following material contains mature subject matter and may not be suitable for all audiences.
Editorial: There has been a recent rash of horrifying incidents in which so-called leaders have used their misguided power and influence to manipulate, exploit, and tragically, kill the very members who look up to them, follow them, and depend on them to better their lives. What makes this situation perverse and sickening is that these horrendous acts were done in the name of religion. (more…)
Passion is an intense emotion, a compelling enthusiasm or desire, it is that thing that wakes you in the morning springing you out of the bed and keeps you up late at night focused on accomplishing all that you have set out to do. Passion is what fuels the purpose and marries the two to change potential to a fulfilled promise! Passion is the catalyst that sparks our hopes, dreams, and aspirations and drives you to achieve the unbelievable, obtain the unthinkable, and shatter any notions of doubt and fear. What you are passionate about is what has been inbred in you and powers the journey ahead. What is that you are passionate about?
Whatever you are passionate about, that one thing in this world you literally would do for free if there were no obstacles or fear of failure, follow it, pursue it, live in it, for it is there that you will not only find purpose, but also walk in God’s promise for your life. God has given each of us specific talents and specific tools to accomplish a specific task. Do not waste your tools or let them go rusty! Walk in your purpose and feed off your passion; the promise will not come back void!
I challenge each of you to trust whatever it is that moves you and excites you, research it, study it, practice it, and use it! It is there for a reason, so stop running from it and denying it. Live the life that was purposed for you and soak up every bit of it. Let your passion light up the world and all you encounter leaving a mark that will transcend and surpass your wildest fantasies. You are more than if only you believe.
Living on #Purpose fueled by #Passion and striving towards #Destiny. Have you found your passion? Are you ready to channel it to achieve your dreams?
“ Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.” ~ Donovan Bailey
Words are some of the most powerful tools available to us. The power of a word can build or destroy in an instant and every word builds upon itself empowering its subject or tearing it apart. But what’s most fascinating about words is that it’s intention and perception can be completely opposite. How we use and understand words is what separates us and no matter the intention, it is on the individual on how they perceive it, digest it, and let it manifest in their spirit. Every word, comment, and conversation can be used for motivation or inspiration. Your detractors may be many, but that same ridicule can be used as an ignition to fuel the fire within and push you to reach deeper. Compliments sometimes are few and far in between, but when we receive them, it can be an inspiration to carry us, affirmation to let us know we’re on the right path, and a needed boost to get us over the hump and let us know that what we are doing makes a difference to someone. Choose your words wisely and remember their power and influence. It’s easier to demolish a building than it is to resurrect and the same is true with a person’s psyche. It is so hard to give someone their confidence back, their self-esteem, and so easy to damage it. Today, and every opportunity you can, speak life, speak strength, speak courage, speak happiness, speak thankfulness, speak gratitude, speak possibility, and even when we have to give criticism, discipline, unsettling opinions, speak that too in love. Let your words uplift the hearts and minds of the listener and plant a garden that shall grow truth, wisdom, and love.
Nails In the Fence Author Unknown There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there.” The little boy then understood how powerful his words were. He looked up at his father and said, “I hope you can forgive me father for the holes I put in you.” “Of course I can,” said the father.
I am so THANKFUL for the power within, the power to reach deep and manifest the energy, the strength, and the courage to continue and to overcome. I am so THANKFUL for He that is in me that enables, encourages, and enlightens me to become all that I can possibly become and more than I ever imagined. We all possess this power, this innate trait. It’s literally in the palm of our hands, the recess of our minds, and the pits of our spirit. It’s simply a matter of bringing it to the forefront. It’s about not having to summon it only in times of need, but living in that place continually, always exhibiting the abilities that have been birthed in you. It’s about living the dream and not always chasing it and making the most of everyday, because you are truly THANKFUL for every part of your life. It’s a mindset and a purposeful walk, knowing who you are and all you are capable of. You are more powerful than you ever imagined and although you may not be able to leap tall buildings, run faster than a speeding bullet, or have x-ray vision, you are SUPER! Be THANKFUL for the gifts you do have and don’t be afraid to share them with the world.Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~ Harriet Tubman To dream anything that you want to dream. That’s the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed. ~ Bernard Edmonds