Quiet Is The New Noise…

I listening to a playlist I found on Spotify and decided to listen to one of the artists featured in the playlist; Kings of Convenience since I’d never heard of them before listening and liking one of their songs.

While perusing their discography, I came across the title of one of their albums; “Quiet Is The New Noise” and the title screamed at me like a restless newborn. I paused to reflect on the title, which was conveying a very powerful message…In spite of how much we may want quiet, there is always something creating noise. Well, that’s my interpretation! I think of all the times when I’m alone and all I want is to hear nothing, but there’s always something making noise and the distracting cacophony ruins the moment.

I have oddly keen hearing and hear sounds many don’t or simply are able to ignore like the sound of fluorescent lights, the odd sound that emanates in malls or stores; even the ticking of a watch in an otherwise quiet room. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing; I’ve simply accepted it as being a part of who I am and again I’m brought back to the powerful title; “Quiet Is The New Noise”. It makes me wonder how those who meditate with ease are able to do it so well. I want to be like that. I want to be able to shut the voices of the world around me out and relish the moments of stillness and mindlessness.

The title also reminded me of when I used to consistently take moments of exile where I refused all electronic interaction and distraction and confine myself to my library where I create a space of serenity and tranquility to find the peace within and give in to the solitude. I miss those times. I feel like I’ve betrayed a part of myself and given it over to everything and everyone around me. I don’t want to have to schedule those moments, but I will need to in order to get back to that place again; that place where I belong and need to be. I want quiet to simply be that…Quiet!

I have Maya Angelou’s book, 40-day Journey, “Editor Henry French selects forty inspiring passages for readers to ponder while taking a spiritual journey with Maya Angelou. Such a journey may be made at any time but, as with other titles in the 40-Day Journey series, is especially inspiring to take in the seasons of Advent and Lent,” which I want to commit to working through; however, I don’t want to wait until a particular season to do it. I think the time is now.

I truly believe everything is appointed and purposed and the intercession of my listening to this particular artist was of no coincidence, so I’m going to do it. I’m going to start this journey and see where it takes me. There’s a revelation to be had and a lesson to be learned, so I’m going back to ‘school’.

Every five days, I’ll review what I’ve written and learned and I’ll make notes on it. At the end of the 40-day journey, I’ll compile all the notes and post about what was revealed and what I learned.

Live the life you love; love the life you live!

For the love of soy sauce!…

Work has had me busier than a hooker when the military comes to town the past week; hence, why I’ve been MIA in my posts, but things have finally slowed down and I have some semblance of sanity and order back in my life. Phew!

All that aside, I was on the web checking out the news stories when this one caught my eye Former NFL player arrested for assault of ex-boyfriend. WHAT???? 😕 Naturally, I had to read the story even though I couldn’t tell you who the majority of NFL players are anyway, but the subject was curious as all hell.

So, I start reading and I as I get further into the story, I feel laughter erupting from the pit of my stomach and I hollered! Yes, I had a full on; full-out laugh out loud moment right there at my desk. I couldn’t help it. When you read the story, I’m sure you, too, will laugh your behinds off because this story is just that silly and humourous.

Take a read and by all means, share your uncensored and unadulterated comments for the entire class. This is definitely a run tell dat moment. 😉

Live the life you love; love the life you live!

Inauguration & Martin Luther King, Jr

What a beautiful day in time that the 57th Inaugural Ceremony is on the same day as we honour Martin Luther King, Jr.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Say you want, God is always on time and on time in all ways.  I think timing of the two events are momentous, insightful, powerful, and nothing short of graces being extended.

Whatever you choose to do today, take a moment to give thanks for Martin Luther King, Jr and his legacy and also give thanks that in spite of insurmountable odds stacked against him, a black man; Barack Hussein Obama was elected and then re-elected as the President of the United States of America.  We know all too well that the ‘United’ part is a bit of a farce; however, in spite of that, we have come a long way as a people; all people. 

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day and congratulations once again, to the POTUS.

MLK & POTUS

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And the Word says…

TRANSFORMATION – I am transformed when I live from my highest self.

But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ. Eph. 4:15

Whatever your spiritual belief is, we’re told to live life fully and authentically.  We’re taught to speak the truth and speak it lovingly even when it may hurt the hearer.  We’re taught to live and grow into being fine examples for the Higher Power that has created us, suffered for us, and ultimately gave His life for us.  So, what better way for us to live, but to transform into something that is the absolute best of whom we can be. 

Go for it my lovelies!

Live the life you love; love the life you live!

 

 

 

How are you living…?

“The brave don’t live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all. Here’s to the brave!”   Luce, Timothy

We all know death is inevitable, so that being said, let me ask how you plan to live?

Well, per the quote, it’s best to live as bravely as you possibly can in order to get the most out of whatever time you have. 

Take some time to ponder this and then look within to determine where you’re being brave and where you’re being cautious and once you’ve taken said inventory; make the brave move to erase the caution from your life.  Caution is restrictive and inhibits authentic living.  Naturally, there are some things that we simply can’t do for legal purposes; however, shy of those limitations, I’m sure there is plenty we’re all still able to do…And we should!

With the daily reminders of senseless killings, people dying young, and those looking back on their lives with regret, find ways to make peace within and live, live, live!

Martin Luther Kind, Jr. fought and died for us; not just black people, but ALL of us to live life as fully and fruitfully as possible, so on the weekend of his birthday, let’s celebrate what he stood for and be brave.  Had he not, we’d certainly not have many of the provisions we’ve been afforded.

 

Live the life you love; love the life you  live!