What a Time To Be Alive 🌚

11/5/15 – What a Time To Be Alive 🌚

Ayo Jamal, please share your story Love ONE…

Someone told me that I should try writing my ideas, goals and whatever in my head down in a journal. They told me it’s very therapeutic. At the time I paid it no mind like everything else (in one ear and out the other), caught up in my own world of distractions. But as I grow older it seems as if there is always a new fork in the road that I have to face and most times when I get there, I close my eyes and pray I went the right way. Not facing the harsh realities of life head-on but hoping it just goes away. I know that’s a downfall of mine..Not being properly prepared, not caring too much, and just going wherever God and my natural instincts take me.

Rebel without a cause? I don’t know maybe, but sometimes you just have to check yourself and buckle down when shit gets real. See I’ve always been a thinker. My mind is always busy but most times it’s always about frivolous shit…my obsession with money, sports, and good looking women dominate my thoughts but sometimes I get in a different kind of zone and I start thinking about real life shit.

I read somewhere that “Knowledge is power. If you have knowledge others don’t, then spread it. Empowering people is the best route to success”. Well in my culture it’s the exact opposite. We hate to see our peers doing better than us. We rather show off all our material things, brag about our accomplishments, while everyone around us might need a helping hand. You see, we’d rather like or comment on a picture/praise those who spend there hard earned money to keep up with the “Lifestyle” but won’t offer any praise or ideas to help our culture benefit long term financially or with future endeavors.

A wise man once told me it was self hate. I didn’t understand what he meant but he went on to say that “One of the gravest handicaps among the so-called Negroes is that there is no love for self, nor love for his or her own kind. This not having love for self is the root cause of hate (dislike), disunity, disagreement, quarreling, betraying, stool pigeons, fighting, and killing one another. How can you be loved, if you have no love for self?…

“Shit”! Was the first thing that came out my mouth when I heard that message, I was speechless it blew my mind. I had to check myself then I realized we need to do a better job of nurturing the talent out here or we’ll continue to watch them perish. We need to share our insights, preach positive energy, and pray/meditate (whatever suites you) more.

Always remember the Mind, Body, and Soul are ONE. Nurture those three things and you can win any battle!

Love is Love,

Jamal Harrison


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