Step Up

“Don’t talk, ACT. Don’t say, SHOW. Don’t promise, PROVE.” 

                            – Halle Berry
I’ve used this quote before but it is more relevant and necessary now more than ever. It is absolutely vital that each of us does our part to be a part of our global community. We, as humanity, need to unite and actively work to better ourselves, life, and the world. We must be a part of leaving this world a better place than we found it. 

Take What You Need

Wanted to share a few of my favorite quotes and bits of inspiration. Take what wisdom you need.
“So things go.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and make this world a better place.” – Winston Churchill

“The paradox, by trying to kill the human spirit the answer of the human spirit is to revenge with beauty.” – Osvaldo Golijov

“The arts is more about opening up yourself to possibility. Possibility links to hope. We all need hope.” – The Silk Road Ensemble documentary film

“Until we say so nothing will move.” – Gorillaz ft Benjamin Clementine “Hallelujah Money’ song

“Things are still beautiful even if they aren’t how you want them to be.” – Willow Smith

“The world doesn’t need people who hope for change right now, it needs people who will to fight for it.” – Madison Stewart

“I’ll fight for my future long before I hope for it.” – Madison Stewart

“Numbers help, but strength is in Unity.” – AJ

“Fight. Stand your ground. Defend your own.” – AJ

“Do what you love, do it every day.”

“Never lose your curiosity.”

“Bust your ass, pay attention, fall in love.” – Jerry Seinfeld 

“Life is action.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“God placed the best things in life on the other side of terror, on the other side of your maximum fear, are all of the best thing in life.” – Will Smith

“Be your own anchor.” – Melissa (Teen Wolf)

“Potential is always bigger than the problem.” – Michael Beckwith

“You can’t have what you’re not willing to become vibrationally.” – Michael Beckwith

The Answer

Other people are not our enemy. Hate, Fear, Negativity, Doubt, Seperation, and Ignorance are the names that our enemy goes by. We must not forget that these are the ones that destroy our relationships, with ourselves and others. These are the ones that make life more difficult than necessary. These are the ones that kill, steal, and destroy. It is these we must combat at all times. 

 People will always be subject to one of these. That is why we must equip ourselves with the means and knowledge to overcome and conquer them. It is through Kindness, Compassion, Unity, Understanding, Patience, Calm, Goodness, Light, Good Vibes, Good Energy, Empathy, Love, and Service that we become victorious over the enemy. We will lose battles, but we win the war. 

 We are the answer to our own problems. It is through each of us that we grow and better life and the world. It is through personal relationship that we grow and better life and the world. Do what you love, love yourself, love others, be grateful, be kind, do good, listen to yourself, listen to others, believe in yourself, believe in others. When we are connected and happy with ourselves our connection to all else grows and strengthens. 

All it takes in life is the courage and bravery to take the necessary risks to truly and genuinely live. To live for ourselves and do for ourselves which in turn benefits everyone and everything around us. When love is the focus and the way, we never lose. When all of our experiences become lessons that we grow through and from, we never lose. When peace, action, empathy, unity, understanding, and love lead, we all win. 

 Even those that subscribe and succumb to the hate, fear, negativity, doubt, separation, and ignorance will benefit from our love and our power because that’s what love does. It betters everyone and everything. When love abides there is always room and time for change. Real change. All it takes is you. Be ready and willing to actively work, continuously, on yourself and do what you love. 

 When we are each doing our part and moving forward together,  nothing and no one can stop us. Let us rise up, in Love, together. Let us move forward and grow, together. Let us usher in a new era of goodness, kindness, creativity, unity, compassion, empathy, understanding, and Love. We can do this. It has already begun. It’s never too late to choose Love. Choose Love, today and every day. 

The Link in the Equation

” – but our countries are counting on us to miss the link… they are painting the enemy foreign and selling the product domestic… so let this build your anger for the depletion of our oceans, but make sure your anger goes to the right recipient.”

– Madison Stewart (aka Shark Girl)

 

This is the truth and the key to taking back our power as the people. We have to realize, acknowledge, and accept the atrocities and the depth of the atrocities we and our governments create. We have to first realize that what is happening is wrong and then that we continue it and normalize it every single day by our continued participation. The power lies with us. 

 We are the ones who fuel our oppressors. We are the ones who do the work for them and make their wrong doings possible, through willful blindness and fearful compliance. We can no longer exist under these circumstances; especially when we do not have to. We are under no obligation to add to our own suffering. And the only way to change things is to take radical action. 

 People were made to be afraid of that word. It is a powerful one, because when we become radical, things get done, things change. We have to start putting our best interest first instead of the oppressors. Anger is a useful tool if applied in the right way and mindset. It can be used to fuel good, creative, universal change, which is much needed right now. 

 In life, there are very few requirements in the grand scheme of things, and the #1 requirement is that you show up. You have to show up, for yourself and others. You have to act and take things into your own hands. You make the difference between war and peace, justice and injustice, hope and despair, right and wrong. You are the link that creates the world around you.  

 Your inaction is just as vital, and more in some cases, as your action. Your choices truly do matter. You truly do matter. Your life and presence here in this world, at this moment in time make ALL the difference. You’ve got to be willing to take charge of your own life, see things as they are, and do what you can to be a positive and helpful force during your journey here.
“- the world does not need people who hope for change right now, it needs people who will fight for it.”   – Madison Stewart

Life Lesson

Dealing with your own pain is hard enough, but dealing with that of someone else, especially someone you care for and love deeply, is a whole other thing all together. 

You can’t fight someone in their struggle, let alone about their struggle. They have to heal in their own way, in their own time. All you can do is be present for them, patient, understanding, honest, truthful, supportive, and loving. It’s not a walk in the park. Seeing another suffer is one of the absolute worst things that we have to deal with as humans. But it happens. And we have to be there for people in their struggle. They have to deal and we need to be there for them. Because though their struggle affects us, it’s not about us, it’s about them. Remember that. We all have to learn. 

Our Fate Is In Our Hands

Want change? Take action.

Get involved. Get in the know with your local government and participate, join in community activities, rally for causes that matter and are special to you. We gave our control away a long, long, long time ago, it’s time to take our control back. And it is imperative that we move now. We have to start working and never stop. The future is dependent upon our actions this very moment.  Be responsible in what and how you consume, in what you do, in how you approach life as a whole. You are a part of this world, so everything you do honestly does matter. Let’s come together and do better.

Changing the Narrative of Communication 

When it comes to communication in the past and in the present, we have fallen and continue to fall utterly short. There are things we do not do or see because we are solely focused on ourselves and stifle ourselves and others through selfishness. So how do we make things better, for everyone? Communication. Communication with ourselves firstly and then those around us. How do we communicate, genuinely and effectively?Acknowledgement. Acceptance. Action.

 Whether the topic of discussion or conversation is uncomfortable to you or not, it is necessary and fair to talk about issues that directly and indirectly affect others; whether we, ourselves, deal with the same issues or not. Our sight must go beyond ourselves, because what affects one surely affects another. We were put on this planet together and therefore are responsible for taking care of each other. We must take care of ourselves and look out for our fellow beings. 

 Help where you can, do what you can, be where you can, be what you can to those who need help. We are all works in progress, constantly learning and re-learning, and continuously growing. We all need the open, safe space to do so and the kindness, compassion, empathy, goodness, will, grit, and confidence to do so and be there for others as they do too. Work with others as you work with yourself. Give others the same treatment you give yourself when you are processing things (lessons and such). 

 Love. It is simple. Be patient, be kind, be understanding. Love all. Love is easy, people not so much. But when you apply love to yourself and then to the others around you, what a symphony of light and greatness it creates. It’s wonderous. Be ever-loving in each and every moment to the best of your ability. Love will never lead you astray. Love is the base, the foundation, the center, the reason, the whole of all of this; the truth of life itself. Let it lead you, let it guide you, let it fill you. Love is the key to communication.

 Acknowledge yourself and others, accept yourself and others as is, and love. Love, love, love. Live and love as thoroughly and as best you can. That’s all. Just do your best at all times and stay focused on love. Always come back to it.