I’d rather be

disconnectSome things aren’t easy. Some days are tough.. but I’d rather be a person with integrity, strong and steady. Than hidden in the rough. Unaware of whats to come. 

 I’d rather you see me hurting, than to have to puff my chest up. Too long I hold my breath. Waiting for a moment you come to your sense… I can’t foresee an end. 

 I’d rather be authentic, than lie about a worthless cause. I’d rather you burn me now, than live a life unworthy of the fraud. 

I’d rather suffer the pain, than to learn the hard way. Kick it to me straight up. I’m no stranger to the insane. I’m pretty sure I was born that way anyway… 

I’d rather be a visionary, than to be understood. We don’t have to agree, so much of what you say brings unease, uncertain in all your ways.

I’d rather you know the inside of me. All the parts of me. Because if it’s not enough, I have nothing more to give. No more air to breathe.
My heart is always open, but it’s not for you to keep.

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Gen Why?

generational messLeaving behind, a mess I find.
This generation is ready.

Stand up, stand tall. Be at ease with the man you are.
Rather than wonder, find comfort in knowing.
Destiny is yours, take hold – own it!

Faith in the mountain once infront, now stands behind us. We asked the questions, no man dares. Challenging existence til its current stance.
A freedom unknow, together we  release the apocalypse.

Stop teasing my vision, come forth and show me reason.
Clarity has begun. Surrender to the season.

I prophesies now & into the future;
Into love, into respect, into individuality for our families.
No more walls, no more bars. Choose who you want to be from here on in.

Choose to live, rather than exist. Choose to make amends with those you bled wrists.
Stitch up the hurt, forget the pain. Move on and forgive.

Because it is our time to rein.

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Time

timeWhat is time but a perception?

I hear people answer with it.
I hear people use it as an excuse.
I understand that sometimes it feels that there is a lack there of.
But in what way can we actually control it?

Is time nothing but an essence?
It can be wasted, it can be put to good use.
It can be strategically calculated. Or it can be abused…

Observing time.
I find myself pondering…

What have I done with my time that is any different to everyone else?

There was a time, when I wanted to be further away from my youth.
I wanted responsibility, I craved and yearned for respect because I was under the impression that only time could give it to you.
Yet, time to me now is slipping away..

Stepping into a new season, the first day of Autumn.
A new chapter.
I wonder, what is time going to reveal to me next?

Time allows us to grow. Time displays patience with our mistakes and allows us to mend.

My dear readers, let us open our hearts to the possibility that time, this time around – is for us!time-reveals-everything

– Forever, Express ❤

Inspired by:
“For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night”. Psalm 90:4

Humbled

An experience, may be an episode that changes your outlook in life. It may come to you in many forms.
Obvious, with intense emotions & heavy awakenings.
Or it may not have been realised until after the experience is over and you look back realising the change.

Have you ever had an experience released to you in another vision of sight?
As though your mind, your spirit and your soul were joining… Almost aligning .. to show you an image of what was happening in your life at that same moment that you tuned in?

This morning, whilst amongst strangers on the way to the office, I had some light music playing the background. The meditation of it soothes me and drifted me into a state of calmness, just being present in that moment – calm… fulfilled. Questions started to arise but they were overlapped with peace. An image, more powerful than my site came to me, it was the word:

“Humbled”.

Many people would see this as a state of being pushed down, almost a dirty word. They see it as a feeling they get when they are feeling low. They are small in a big surrounding of feelings, but true be told – they are still aligned with that feeling.

Suddenly, a clay master appeared – just his hands. Forming, recreating, breaking – moulding me.
Blessed by the experience, I allowed my shape to move and to get smaller in Grace of what the higher purpose of it all was – almost bringing tears to my eyes as though I was experiencing a death amongst my physical self. A new beginning and I was unsure whether the tears welling up were of grief or release…

What was I to lose?…

Ego, temperate and pride. The things in my life that my mind will allow me to play with and say that all the things I have are a result of hard work and sheer determination. Taking on all the responsibility for what successes and what does not eventuate.
What kept me more focused was the shape of the inner core, the smaller it became, the larger the glow of the external environment. It almost became a vacuum for all things pure.

So in fact, it had never really decreased in size, it just took on more blessings making it appear smaller to the sight of the mind.

Glowing… Never changing. It just accepted everything as is.

It’s hard to put into words what an experience truly means to one person compared to the next. It is difficult to explain, why you understood it so well. I guess that is why God works in all of us individually. No two are the same.

Which is why we are all so valuable. The image I saw today was a glimpse of what is inside us; the emotion, the beauty and the journey we must all face. The pain which gives us glory. The truth which sets us free. The denial that binds us. It all makes us and helps us mold to the shape of our destiny.

Be humbled enough to change, to grow and to set yourself free…

Sceptic vs the Cynic

We can all be a little sceptical. Deep down… Let’s admit it. All the talk of love and peace without war – Put it all down flat on the table. Life was a little unfair here and there and so we created a boundary zone – a safe space.
I had it put to me a few nights ago that there is a thin line between sceptic & cynicism and like all  things in life – it is a choice.

Sceptic – a person who mistrust people, ideas, etc., in general.
“There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.” – A. Korzybski

Scepticism, in a nut shell – saves you from thinking. I chose this quote because it does not represent individual “Self Expression”, which is what we are all about.

Cynic – a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view.

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” 
― Oscar Wilde

To be a cynic is when the line has been crossed. You no longer believe in the good around you and question everyone’s motives. I think we can all relate to being a little ‘suss’ and negative on topics. However, to be cynical; is almost poison to the human soul. It stops you from seeing the good that could be and that should be.

I bring this up, my fellow readers, because I can see that being sceptic is a mere stepping stone to be a cynic. The more you rely on your sceptic intuition – your ‘non’ thinking – the more the cynic takes over.

The world is a beautiful place, with beautiful people within it. We are all doing our best with what we have. Not all are perfect, and some even, cause a little harm and hurt in others lives for a moment.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t be wary – trust your instincts.
Be authentic in your own thoughts and opinions…. But by no means should you rely on those of others.

To trust in the air, is foolish.

To trust in one’s heart, a trial.

To trust in your self, a conquest.

But none the less, a trial we must abound.

– Express ❤

Be YOUnique

Let not your mind be restricted by what you can not do but rather imagine what you CAN do.

Poverty thinking is everywhere..

In the news, media, even in our circle of friends.

Furthermore; we let it absorb into our minds, into our spirit… transferring to the heart, our centre.
The most crucial part of our being – the core – that potential, that was once shining so brightly becoming dull and lifeless from another’s uneducated opinion.

It is everywhere…

Loyal readers and friends can I disrupt this program for a minute to remind you:

We were not put here to settle.
We certainly were not born to be average.
We were put on this earth to fight.
There were no guarantees that it was supposed to be easy but alas it is simple!

What are we fighting for? For our You-niqueness.

We were all born as one from another – growing daily to delicately shape our personalities, our characters, our truths. To stand up for what is within our own values – constantly recreating our individual qualities that make us unique and special.

From our first breath God gave us a clue! He gave us different finger prints for a reason. No two are the same.

You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.  ~Doug Floyd

Love is the only answer. Love thyself, and you will know love for another. Love the people we can be and should be. The people we will continually try to be until we are – YOUnique.

Liebster Blog Award

Wow! What an honour it is to get recognised by your fellow writers. Only a short few days ago, I was nominated for a Liebster Blog Award by an equally optimistic women who’s writing is rhythmic, relatable and very realistic. Readers, this wonderful women is the owner of LOL (click on title to open pages).
Love Out Loud
A blog dedicated to capturing love in it’s rawest form – -> Experienced! Name says it all really 🙂

So what is a Liebster Blog Award????
It’s unsure of the origin of this phenomenon but I am not one to stop a good thing. The rules of this bloggers delight is very simple.

  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
  3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
  4. Reveal your 5 blog picks.
  5. Let them know you choose them by leaving a comment about their blog.

Just a little FYI – Liebster is German, it means sweetest, kindest, nicest,dearest… So in keeping with tradition, my nominees are as followed (in no certain order) :

Natasha Haqim
Tasha’s blog is real life on WordPress. Real spirit which yearns for more out of life. One of the rare blogs that makes you feel better after reading it because it is so personal.

From the mind of a modern-postmodern
Matt’s blog is based on the truth of  God’s Word in Action. It entails one of God’s servants going through every day struggles and changes. An honest display of servant-hood and human behaviour entwined.

GhettoSun
YB has one of the most rhythmic writing styles I have ever had the pleasure of reading. He displays himself so vulnerable and vividly. Somewhat dark yet mesmerizing and filled with hope of a better day.

Sean King
Sean is  breath of fresh air – he explains himself very well in all but a few words. A realistic, an opportunist, an everyday man but one of the better every day men. His writing is suited for every day reminders. Great to subscribe to.

Dom TV
Dominic’s blog is all about self-development and is great for those who like to short cut to get the best bits out of it! High energy, authentic content and where I draw great inspiration.

There it is peeps! Wasn’t easy choosing only 5 but I believe these 5 have been my most influential. These great blogs have a purpose, a message, a meaning and it is my pleasure and honor to endorse them to all that land upon my page.