Sometimes some scars are too deep to heal from that we start to cater to them as if they were a plant and we are the rain. Before we know we have created a cancer that deeply rooted and killing us slowly.
“I`m in no need for love it`s not for me because there`s no trust in love..” Some scars are so deep that we keep them closely to our hearts to shield away people who want to come in and help us heal but you fear that they would cause more damage instead of healing. But we owe it to ourselves to take back our lives from past experiences and just learn from them not dwell in them that we end up living a life of fear of loving nor living a better life filled with pure joy.
“The most honorable and loving thing you can do for yourself and those you love is to tell the truth. Telling the truth is a sign that you respect yourself and them. Respect is an essential ingredient of love. When you tell the truth about who you are, you provide others with the opportunity to know you and to be intimate with you. When you wear a mask or hide your authentic essence, people fall in love with who you are not. When you tell the truth about what you need, you provide those you love with the opportunity to choose and know how to be in relationship with you.
I`m slowly approaching the age of 25 years old, which is an age that I never thought I would reach for obvious reasons, “a black life nowadays gets shot down like it`s nothing” but I want to take this time to reflect on my growth and overcoming fear of becoming myself. When I was younger I always knew deep down that I was different from the rest of the kids in my class but fear of self acceptance was heavy as hell on my heart that I had to hide deeper and deeper within myself that I become someone who was extremely numb.
By Tony Gaskins Jr
“If you don’t know love, someone will come along and teach you how to hate yourself, then you’ll confuse the two!”. No one can tell you all that love is, but I can tell you what it isn’t. One thing that I’ve found to be true is that REAL LOVE doesn’t hurt – at all. And when you are hurting, it’s not from a place of love! Don’t confuse the two.
Here`s another great post from the beautiful and talented songstress Teedra Mosses taken from her myspace page.: Today I’m feeling confused, I don’t know, it seems to me the lines of gender are blurring. I’m not speaking about sexual preference, you know I could give a damn who’s doing who. To make it plain, where did all the real n*ggas go? (When I say n*ggas I mean men…. don’t mean to offend its just the way I talk) the talented Mr.Kat Williams says there’s a war going on between real n*ggas and fake n*ggas and fake n*ggas are winning, I would have to agree.
“All fear does is keep you from the highest version of yourself. You are afraid of how great you can be, not if you are great. The truth is courage, but you need the fear to introduce you to the courage, just like you need the lie to recognize the truth.
It’s all spiritual. It’s all about becoming the version of yourself that God created. You have to start listening to that intuition, that positive voice that’s within us all. It’s real! You don’t trust it because the other part sounds more believable. We’ve been taught that realistic is negative. It’s too good to be true. No, it’s too good not to be true! You change your thinking, you change your life. You got to prove to yourself that you are already what you want to be.” -Brandy
A couple of years ago, the talented R&B songstress Teedra Moses posted some amazing posts on her Myspace account which all embodying so much honesty and truth about our society, so I decided to post some on my site for y`all to get some life.
I have nothing but love and respect Lauryn Hill and what she represents and what she has done for the music, especially with her solo debut album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” which continues to inspire me to this day. That album is extremely personal as she draws alot of her life at that time, creating art with her truth and helping millions of people around the world to deal with theirs.
What made me love her even more is when I came across this clip of her giving a speech to some high school students when she was 25 years old, she spoke such wisdom. You can watch the rare video footage below.