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Too much Water, “Healthy or Deadly?”

water in handWater is the most abundant resource on the face of the earth! It’s refreshing, quenches your thirst, cleanses your body, and removes toxins from your organs. It is beautiful to watch, awesome to take a swim in,  and we would die without this powerful substance.  But just like too much of anything in life, water can also be deadly! Its beauty can draw you into deep waters that can overtake you, it’s crazed rising waters from hurricanes and storms can outdistance you, and the dreaded tidal wave or tsunamis can be deadly. Water like other life values can be healthy or deadly!

Here’s why:

  • Love is powerful, beautiful, fulfilling and infectious, but that same love can also be damaging, blinding, irresistible, conflicting and horribly influencing.
  • Intellect is admirable, brainy, mentally superiority, impressive, witty, brilliant and clever. It can also be obnoxious, unpleasant, distasteful, loathsome, rude, contemptible, and off-putting.
  • Wealthy, is being affluent, well-to-do, prosperous, disciplined, loaded, rich, good-fortuned, focused, with an excellent work ethic. It can also mean poor integrity, no standards, thievery, lack of balance, self-serving, and narcissistic.
  • Beauty is aesthetically admirable, pleasing to the eyes, stunning, desirable, eye-candy, arm candy, picturesque, pretty, attractive, and impressive. It can also be shallow, one dimensional, useless, pointless, fruitless, profitless, unproductive, and silly.

 

While water provides our bodies with the necessary nourishment that we need to survive, life has many more values to offer and others that can provide success and prosperity. But when used improperly or overused, they can also be damaging and critical to your mental, physical, and emotional health.  Find balance in your life, and embrace both your mental and emotional intelligence.  It’s the only way to true and lasting success.  Too much love can choke you, too little can make you resentful. Not understanding the purpose of intellect can make you vacant and purposeless, or produce the next rocket scientist or brain surgeon. Wealth can enhance you, or trap you, while beauty is sought after and desired; however, every day upon you waking, beauty also diminishes.  True beauty, however, is limitless, and true prosperity encompasses all of the above values in their totality!

Would you change your life course if you could see into your future?

MAPLife troubles are unannounced, brutal, and discriminatory. Sometimes when you least expect it, life’s difficulties can blindside you leaving you feeling derailed and disheveled.  It seems unfair at best, however, most of life’s afflictions actually do make you better, stronger, and wiser, especially when you understand how to apply them to your woes. Success is attained when trouble is applied with just the right amount of pressure. It’s like the process of purifying GOLD, which is originally a natural, raw and unrefined element. Experts remove the unnecessary elements in its process to make it valuable  including other precious metals such as traces of silver, platinum, and copper. That means GOLD is inevitably present and dominant but requires the refining process before it can qualify at just the desired percentage of no less than 99.9% pure.  That’s important too because although most people believe GOLD is flawless, it’s not. Although valuable, it has some minor imperfections that are simply consistent with being originated from the earth. It’s much like a human who in all our splendor are unfinished, and vulnerable. This doesn’t mean that you reject the process, it means that you embrace the fundamental understanding that trouble should make you better, not break you down. If you could see into your future, you would probably take another route to avoid life’s disruptions right? Of course!  No one wants what appears to be nuisances dragging them down, and annoying the process. That’s precisely why you can’t see into your future! Otherwise, you would draw a map that skips over hassles, vexations, discomforts, and pain. If that occurred you would be dubiously untested, and not battle suited. The key to understanding life’s refining process is knowing what part is self-inflicted, and what part is vital to the refining process.  So when life’s complications come your way, think about how GOLD is refined, and embrace the necessary obstacles which are designed to purify and complete you, making you the consummate example of success.  Knowing and understanding the process means you win every time.  Remember this winning formula- Difficulty + Life’s Hurdles+ Wisdom+ the perfect amount of force = TRIUMPH

Protect yourself from yourself!

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Protecting yourself means you control what you say, what you believe, and what you do. Failure begins with confessions with contradictory admissions. No, it’s not easy, but it is just as easy to confess success, as it is to confess defeat. Make yourself accountable to yourself, and your introspective and emotional expectation. This simply means that you only confess what you want, say what you mean, and refuse to agree with the sneaky word assassinations that try to hold you captive.

What does life look like when you quit!

Quitting is stopping!  No fresh air, no breeze in your hair, no refresh to jar you awake.

Quitting means you sit down in the middle of the race, throw your hands up, and concede you no longer have a chance.  Quitting is always accompanied by the lack of motivation,  the inhaling of frustration, and the inability to lift yourself up above the storm.

Not quitting, on the other hand, is accompanied by faith, grace, and tenacity!  It’s actually just as easy to fight, as it is to quit!  Quitting means you relinquish any hope, by leaving the ring,  stepping over the rope, walking away from your victory win, and retreating to your boxer’s quarters to sit.  Winning, on the other hand, means you are triumphant simply by virtue of your willingness to endure the storm.  So remember winning doesn’t always mean you got the medal, it also means you refused to quit, which in reality gives you a “free redo”.

 

 

 

FEAR, REAL OR IMAGINED?

Fear is indeed emotional unleashing that attempts to entrap your dreams and imprison your prosperity. Life was never intended to be unimpeded because some obstacles builds character, sustainability, and integrity. Therefore, feeling afraid doesn’t mean you are weak, it means you are human. Whether your fear is imagined, or real, trepidation is an opportunity in its subtle form of power waiting to be discovered. Don’t allow fear to impale you, rather ignite your inner beast, and just refuse to be a flat liner.  It’s your life, live it to the fullest, and don’t let fear paralyze your dreams!

Shadows of the Past.. Where did Yours go?

I’m sure you have heard the saying that “hindsight is 20/20”.   The Past, the awesome opportunity for mistakes, mishaps, bad relationships, failures, and best intentions gone bad to be buried, and never heard from again. But wait….  does that really mean you are free from the inevitable memories that make you cringe, the painful ones that fill your heart with discomfort?  Unfortunately not!  Your past means exactly that, a series in your life that is behind you, and certainly behind your new conquest and goals.  Think about the shadows of your past like a ship that sails into the abyss. Upon first glance, the ship is overwhelming, a massive creation that appears almost impossible to imagine how it is navigated or controlled.  But as the sun digresses, and the waves push forward, the ship slowly but methodically disappears, and eventually as it passes and moves out of sight, it can no longer be seen.  It’s intimidating presence, is only a memory!  The shadows of your past, are much like that concept, and only requires you to mentally and emotionally relinquish the memories, and embrace your newest and eclectic style of disarming your painful reminiscence of the impressions that have impaled you.  So, although you may have fragments of your past that have chiseled away at your peace, that ship has sailed, and you are on to the generous opportunity called LIFE.  Remember all is not lost as shadows also encompass partial light, which is a not so distant memory that the road best traveled is the one that taught you the most!

Some People prefer their “Toast Black”

Life is about setting and meeting goals, and everyone has a unique gift. Your character and personality is distinctively exclusive from everyone else. Starting every day with a conquest that blows away the competition is how you win!  Your life must speak a story, and yes the version that you crafted and designed specifically for the purposes of bringing into existence your creativity, brilliance, and production of success. It’s okay if your success looks different from others. Be original, authentic, and organic, and let that inspiration launch you from a place of normality to Atypical!  Your individualism comes alive when you determine that you will breathe life into your dreams, and even if that means your “Toast is Black” that ‘s okay because your organic chemical make-up was never intended to mirror someone else’s.  Be yourself, be creative, be graceful, be strategic, but don’t forget to keep your vision alive!

Woman wants to call off the engagement because her Fiancé is a racist!

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Dear Graceson – I am 9 months away from being married to the love of my life, although as difficult as it is to admit, I am having second thoughts. My Fiancé’ and I went to high school together and were on and off again for about 5 years. Finally, we settled down and decided to get married. I adore his sense of humor, intellect, financial stability and loyalty. But his outlook on race makes me cringe and he is an admitted racist. I am not racist and respect people from every ethnic background and walk of life. I wouldn’t say I don’t see color, but it simply doesn’t affect the way I respect people and their culture. My Fiancé’, on the other hand, believes that the Caucasian race is superior to others, and I don’t know if I can disregard this conflict that he and I share. I am wondering if this will work itself out, or if I should end the engagement and move on with my life. Mixed up in Ohio.

 

 

Dear Mixed Up: Your heart is clearly telling you that your Fiancé’s racism is more than just a subtle difference in opinions, but rather something far more sinister. There is not much to say here, other than when a person shows you who they are, believe them. This conflict that you find yourself in is more than a difference of where you will go on your honeymoon, this is an integrity issue, that will clearly compromise your morals and virtues. Let the racist go find a woman who shares his twisted and anachronistic views, and let destiny send you a man that will compliment your sincerity. Best Wishes

 

Live your own Inspiration!

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Life can appear unfair at times. Feeling like you weren’t born in the right family, from the wrong part of town, not enough money, too fat, not skinny enough, wrong color eyes, or a host of other nuances.  Whatever causes your boat to sink you must dig deep and find your value.  Live by who you are not what you aren’t. Life is tricky and its idiosyncratic elements can be all over the place by virtue of your own thoughts. Your brain never rest, bouncing up and down, sideways and parallel to what makes sense.  That’s what makes your “life inspiration” your responsibility, and your passion.  Live your life in the work mode, fantastic, crazy, out of control, refusal to lose concept. Wake up breathing hope and aspiration, dream big, and flip out on the obstacles that have your life in shambles. Wake up your inspiration, and get your power juices flowing to the winner’s table and reject any resolution that doesn’t result in your inspiration overtaking emotional deflation!