- and no matter what – keep it moving, as my father used to say “it’s not what others think about you – it’s what you think about yourself!”
Although I totally believe there is one above us all – we ourselves must listen to instinct which is often the voice of the universe and God. The inner voice is to awaken us in various ways in our daily lives often moving us toward or away from something. In the end it is up to us individually to make things happen..nothing is going to fall of the sky and it’s important to listen to your life (I wrote about this in my song ‘Clouds’ from Midnight Lounge). Don’t miss your destiny – move yourself toward the life you want.
Some people are always trying to reel others into nonsense because they may be bored, miserable, broke, lonely, insecure, threatened by another’s success or another person simply choosing to boldly live life on their own terms and on and on. Regardless of other’s expectations or desires we must all push forward and drown out the noise. That type of pettiness is a reflection of their own reality. With that in mind – here’s a reminder for you and me!
This excerpt from Toni Morrison really resonated with me, it’s great food for thought. Live your life – set the tone and theme – change it when you feel like it. Don’t worry about other people’s expectations or opinions – we all have our own lives to live and shouldn’t waste time trying to conform what others think our journey should be about – because it may make them feel more comfortable.
It’s impossible to reduce such heavy feelings and thoughts into 140 or less on Twitter or other forums. This tragedy as well as so many others in the world..I just read an in depth article on what’s going on in the Dominican Republic with threatened mass deportations to Haiti – for a generation of children and adults who have never actually been there..the sick fun sport of hunting innocent animals roaming free (giraffe, lions) .. the still missing girls in Nigeria – some of the kidnapped have been returned raped and now pregnant.. the list goes on. We have to keep on living and finding joy but can never become heartless and desensitized to the important issues faced daily by millions of all types around the world. If something can be done, try..even if by a silent prayer.
This is a repost from my Facebook page yesterday – with this still heavy on my heart in the midst of a flurry of promotional activities while getting ready for next weeks concerts and appearance:
“My heart aches for any act of senseless violence, terror and hate as I have commented previously-I still think of the innocent little ones from time to to time at Sandy Hook and their parents left behind, unimaginable tragedy… At the least my thoughts and prayers are extended to families and friends and to the innocent victims always, my goodness, what’s wrong with people I ask to myself often. I pray for humankind all the time..words seem small in these moments to post on FB, the outrage I often feel at world events even when not sharing those things in this forum -choosing to do so privately – however – The shooting massacre and tragedy at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (a historical church at that) in Charleston is another example of a crazy world hate filled world we live – so enjoy each day and loved ones as much as you can and take that into the world, try to do what you love, laugh and share with your friends, family, co-workers – live in the moment, appreciate the now..as well stay ‘woke’ .. Blessings, Light and Love.”#AMEShooting
To Help the families of the shooting: Read here via USAToday