Once YOU have recognized and accepted that YOU are or have been capable of acknowledging, accepting, and/or allowing, to this point, the “worst” of any today (past or present), YOU will be able to approach and attack, without fear, the “what if” (good, bad, and unknown) of any tomorrow.
YOU don’t have to know YOUR history (past) in order to succeed, nor does knowing YOUR history (past) prevent YOU from the inevitabilities or possibility of failure but YOUR history (YOUR past) is a key element and component of determining how effectively YOU are able to manage today (YOUR now) and make it into whatever comes after (YOUR future); What has been done, has been done, either review it, repair it, replace it, or repeat it.
… Using the ministries of guilt and shame, with the methods of judgement and accusation, on the mission to control and confuse will no longer move the agenda and attitude as it has before. We are informed now, we have technology and tools that give us the ability to discover resources and reference that allow us immediate access to fact and truth. We can now operate on a level playing field of debate and dialogue as we filter the information and history that was once used to mislead and misrepresent us. “Business as usual” will no longer be protocol nor protected by the ignorance and incompetence of an unknowing people, because now we know better. We are prepared for a different fight now, physically and with our orchestrated voices, effectively towards the championing of our cause, of our purpose. The manipulation and withholding of opportunity and options that was once the practice and preference of our “masters”, though still prevalent and productive to their promise, is yet being dealt significant blows by the freedoms and fervent energy of a much more aligned dynamic of youth. The prowess and potential of today’s generation of student is and will be for the foreseeable future, able to generate and advance a superbly profound movement of energy and exercise once educated. The speeds of this time empower a force to be reckoned with, recognized, and ultimately respected for its passion and platform. It will shake the foundation of the former establishment to its core. The once comfortable nature of leadership will soon, as it has already begun to, find itself desperate to legislate and mandate policy and/or law intent on maintaining its distorted functions of justice. It’s old familiar reliance on religion as headquarters for its model of empowerment and grandiose scheme, fictitiously deployed to oppress and condemn under the guise of a much specifically designed God, will die soon. The veil has been lifted, the “Wizard of Oz” has been exposed, his true identity revealed.
Sometimes YOU have to do it (whatever it is that YOU have to do, whatever it is that needs to be done, whatever it is that is neither right nor wrong but rather what is “best”, what is pertinently necessary) silently, in secret, and in seclusion. YOUR dream demands YOU, it requires YOU, it relies on YOU, and its “coming true” depends on YOU! There will be seasons that YOU have to spend suffering the situations and the circumstances by YOURSELF, on YOUR own. People, YOUR friends and family in particular, are going to feel alienated, ignored, discarded, distanced and disrespected by YOUR absence and attitude or what appears to be YOUR arrogance but YOU must stay on course, YOU must focus on what YOU have to do and not be distracted by the desire to satisfy the egos and expectations of everyone or anyone else. This is about YOU and in order for YOU to realize the necessary results that bring YOU the benefits and “blessings” that are afforded to those who earn them, YOU are going to have to develop a mindset and method of being able to “do YOU” by YOURSELF. It has nothing to do with the people that YOU want to be there with YOU in the end but it has everything to do with YOU being able to trust and commit from the beginning. YOU have to know YOU, YOU have to study YOU, YOU have to be able to recognize YOU and what YOU are prone to do in specific situations and at any given moment. YOU will have to discover this in YOUR process in YOUR appropriate time. It may seem like YOU are walking away from people who support(ed) YOU, people who have committed their time and energy to oblige YOU in friendship and/or fellowship, people who have sacrificed and surrendered their own resources and/or realities to YOU in order to satisfy YOU and YOUR needs but that is not the case and understand that if YOU allow YOURSELF to believe that YOU can not step out on YOUR own because YOU owe it to others to not do what must be done, YOU are going to repeat the cycles and circles that leave YOU destroying and sabotaging those very friendships and relationships time after time.
YOU have to learn to forgive, trust, believe, be happy for, have faith in, give credit to, be comfortable with, be confident in, and love, YOU. YOU depend on it. YOU will be a better YOU because of it, YOU will attract the “right” people because of it, YOU will be okay with others because YOU are okay with YOU, because of it. They may not understand “it” but they will much better understand YOU, because of it.
So do what YOU have to, because YOU have to. No one else is going to do YOU for YOU.
In our own image…
that GOD had dreams
like me and you
that came true,
me and you.
©2013 Cornelious “See” Flowers
In relationship… (In relation to)
We’ve come to that point
and now we’re pointing fingers
hoping to be free of the pain
but wanting the promise to linger
deciding to let nothing stop us
getting to where nothing brings us
somehow refusing to admit it,
that neither of us wants to be here.
©2013 Cornelious “See” Flowers
YOU are the only one that HAS to deal with YOU, anyone else makes it a choice to do such and because it is their choice, YOU don’t get to choose their reasons or reluctances to start or stop dealing with YOU or what comes with dealing with YOU; They have to “deal” with themselves and they might be at a place or in a season that requires them to deal with that, whatever “that” is or may be, and YOU may be in their way, or in YOUR way.