Your best moments won’t be captured by any camera. You won’t have time to take a picture because you’ll be taking that chance.
Your life is supposed to be lived. In real time, at every NOW moment, present and aware.
The ”good ole days” that we speak of now are the rough and tough times we had back when. Back when there was a curious courage to confront and conquer consciousness. Those moments produced the adrenaline and action that affirmed our attitudes toward imaginative and creative expression.
We’ve been seduced into believing that pain-free is the goal. And it’s not. Convenience is calamitous. The “struggle” is not just real, it is REQUIRED!
The people that you most admire are jealous of who you are. They’re envious of your power. They wish they were you. They want what you have.
You’re the only one that doesn’t appreciate who you are! And there are a lot of people and paranormal energies that rely on that very thing. You being unaware of just how important you are.
You’re allowing your address to determine your destination.
You’re allowing your bank account to determine your value.
You’re allowing your mistakes to determine your movements.
You’re allowing your current state of mind to determine your outlook.
You’re allowing your circumstances to determine your optimism.
You’re allowing your issues to determine your attitude.
You’re allowing your fears to determine your faith.
You’re allowing your past to determine your future.
You’re allowing your silence to determine your success.
While the truth is that most of what is happening to you, for you, in you, by you, around you… is because YOU ALLOW it!
And you’re comparing the life you know to a life (or lives) you know nothing about.
These people that you seek to verify or validate you are going through the VERY SAME things as you! The role models and authority figures and leaders and celebrities and “influencers” that you imagine or perceive to be in such a better place than you, are not. Their situation is just as dire.
Dust in an apartment ain’t no different than dust in a mansion.
(and one is easier to clean).
Social media is becoming (and has been) a dangerous place for our minds. Because these algorithms present a very false narrative of what really is. The compartmentalization of expressive output via the subjugation of categorical formula is terribly flawed. There should be no “like”, comment, or share feature on these images. Those features don’t “allow for” as much as they ”impress upon”. These apps aren’t creating as much opportunity as they are controlling.
We are going to, have to, must, change that.
First, you must change YOU. That’s most, and much more, important.
The monetary capitalization of the human experience has rendered us transactional to an extent far beyond what can allow anything equal. That is why racism, sexism, classism, and many other “ism’s” exist.
That’s another scripture, for a different sermon.
You’re the message today. And you’ll be the message tomorrow, and going forth. Actually, you’ve been the message. You were the message ever since there was a you.
You’re what’s important here. This is about you. Because without you, none of it matters!
When you REALIZE that! Maaaannn.
When you realize that YOU MATTER. When you realize that you are necessary. When you realize that you’re valuable. When you realize that you are the currency. When you realize that you are the commodity.
And that you’re not supposed to be “controlled”. You’re supposed to be connected.
To the source;
To the light;
To the people;
To the land;
To the water;
To the heart;
To the natural;
To the community;
To the children;
To the present
Always to the present. Aware.
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©️2023 Cornelious “See” Flowers