Equanimity, freedom

Thorns and Roses

Today is opposite day! I remember in the 90's, my sisters and I would use terms that would always sounds negative to the outside ear but was filled with love and affection. Things in our world were the bomb; stupid; dope; sick. Whenever we used those terms, we were complimenting or admiring something or someone.… Continue reading Thorns and Roses

Equanimity, Thoughts

Time to disconnect

We live in a technology driven world and it has forever changed the way we perceive life. I remember growing up with just a television, family, friends and the outdoors. I don't want to turn this into one of those posts. You know the ones: back in my day... but I do want to just… Continue reading Time to disconnect

Equanimity, Thoughts

You are a gift.

This week, I would like to thank the universe for you. Just think about the world and the depths in which it has sank before rising to this point. From wars, natural disasters, the annihilation of groups of people and everything in between-- you were meant to be here. As a descendant of American slaves,… Continue reading You are a gift.

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I Quit.

I quit. I quit trying to fit in. We're conditioned to think that being "in" is what's best when in reality resisting conformity passes the test. I quit. I quit trying to join in with segregated groups-- these organized groups commitment to one view and one way and that is never how I feel on… Continue reading I Quit.

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Gender role traditions

Recently, my husband went to the grocery store to get things he needed to make dinner and he was approached by a family friend. A comment relating to the traditions between men and women was made, which made my husband uncomfortable. The comment may or may not have been meant as a joke but it… Continue reading Gender role traditions

Equanimity, Thoughts

Cycle through knowledge, forgiveness and peace.

If you've ever read the bible or know some of the significant parts of the bible, you know that Jesus was the son of God who was sent on earth to show the world the way towards salvation. Jesus is known to have last words from the cross but one that I am relating to… Continue reading Cycle through knowledge, forgiveness and peace.