We wake up on a Saturday morning to the realization that another African American man has been shot 7 times in the back by a police officer, we wake up to find a 17 year old human has gunned down several people in a protest with an automatic assault weapon, we wake up and find that one of the most famous African American actors, activist, friend, husband, has died of colon cancer…it’s hard not to be frustrated, it’s hard not to be scared, when all these things are going on around you, all these things are beyond your control. We can’t control the actions of another human being, we can’t control when someone we love will leave this planet, we can’t control so many things because we are mere human, what we can control is how we treat ourselves, how we talk to ourselves, we can control our thinking, we can control how kind we are to other people, we can control how respectful we are to nature; although there are tons of things that are beyond our control, there are so many things that are.
One of my discoveries, is that I enjoy audible books. A few weeks ago I started listening to a book entitled “The seven spiritual laws of success”.. I’ll leave the link in the bottom of the blog. This is a powerful, powerful book. It has a clear-cut message and it basically tells us if you do good, good will return to you. The book doesn’t talk about success as we think about it, as money or fame or power….it speaks of success as happiness, peace, joy and contentment because if you have all those things, and you are a giver, the wealth, as you term it, will come with it.
A lot of times I take days to research and prepare for a blog post, today I just wrote what was on my heart, because I woke up with an uneasy feeling in my chest, a feeling that I’m not content with, a feeling that I don’t want to live there. I want my peace, I want my happiness, I want my joy, not just for myself, but for my children, for my family. As I said earlier there are so many things beyond our control but there are a lot of things that are. I was really worried about making this blog political or a religious piece, and although I am not one who is an over-thinker about politics, a debater about politics or argue about it, I will tell you that in the world that is completely out of your control we have the power to vote, I’m not a holy roly religious person either but I believe in Christ, I believe in God, I believe in prayer, and I believe that prayer and putting out good energy has helped me on my self-love self-care journey. I won’t attempt to push any of my views on to anyone else; you do what’s best for you, you do what works for you; but I will explain this to you…..if you feel that being negative to someone, being in control over someone, being rude to someone, will get you what you want; will get you your happiness, will get you your contentment will get you your success, as you view it! I want to tell you right now you are absolutely Wrong! As I get ready to go sit on my porch and enjoy the morning air with my cup of coffee…. I’ll leave you with this do good to others and good will come back to you.
https://amzn.to/3gFBOOP (link to book)
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