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My thoughts: Sean “Love” Combs Declaration Debut

A powerful declaration through Sean “Love” Combs’ world of changes has emerged. I listened multiple times to Sean “Love” Combs’ declaration regarding the lack of diversity in The Recording Academy. He spoke not only his conviction, but boldly proclaimed the injustice of the industry towards artists in which he has operated for years. I’m humbled by various voices that have emerged with maturity as they share the scars to unveil the injustice they have endured and commit to creating change for others. Through life and challenges, he shared “the truth” and yet some people of the faith-based community struggle to extend the truth behind a podium labeled as the “sacred desk.” Is it sacred because it holds the truth that would not be proclaimed? Are we afraid to call out societal arrogance and injustice because we dare to tell the ugliness in barter and exchange for favorable circles?

I admire Sean “Love” Combs’ internalized liberty and bold priorities expressed behind the sacred desk of creative artistry. While he was creating music, God was creating his life’s mandate; life’s dual sword. I am regretful that I only experience the admiration and not the manifestation in my own sphere. I no longer wonder why certain dreams and visions have not manifested in my own life. There is great responsibility in certain realms that I can only dream and stand in awe. I realize that perhaps I may never reach that level of influence. I think it’s time to stop hiding behind a sacred desk laced with secrets of the so-called saints. I don’t think it’s working, I think it’s been used to confine the voice of transformation. Until I accept and embody that truth . . . I’ll find myself standing in line and waiting “my time.”

#stayfocused #staytrue #stayyou

 

 

My Bike Ride…The Art of Braking

The Art of BikingIt’s been interesting to re-engage the art of the bike ride. The braking techniques have been a killer to put into rhythm. If I brake too quick and fast, I can tumble over the handle bar and if I break extreme, an irritating, loud noise sounds off.  If I hit the front brake instead of the rear, that causes issues as well.

For years, I’ve been biking in ignorance – the get on and go kind of method. “I know how to ride a bike.” I upgraded the bike, but did not upgrade in understanding. My front brakes stop me and my rear breaks slow the speed. Most of my stopping power is in the front. Without using good techniques, I could “fly over the handle.” I hate wearing my bike helmet, but if I had practiced some safety in my personal life, the fall would not have been so painful and hard. I’ve had some hard stops as well and some “bike fall-me fall.” My bike brakes have taught me a lot about my life. It’s all about losing the ignorance, learning technique and putting it into rhythm. Bike better, live better.

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