All other ground is sinking sand.

As I drove through the traffic this morning, the virtual realisation that my life is in the hands of the Creator hit me once more. I could’ve died walking out the door.

On Christ the solid rock I stand…

As I walked out of the hospital in good health, I realized how lucky I am to be be in good form. I could’ve been torn.

On Christ the solid rock I stand…

As I write this piece in gratitude for my senses, I come to the conclusion that I have no control whatsoever on anything.

On Christ the solid rock I stand…

All other ground is sinking sand.

What just happened?

The gorgeous Lupita Nyongo’o

This hashtag was trending on Twitter two days ago for reasons beyond my wildest imagination. The 94th Academy Awards ceremony was definitely an ‘action-filled’ one all thanks to Chris Rock and Will Smith.

Within the last 48 hours, jokes, memes and even songs have been circulating on social media following the disaster at the show. Many celebrities have given their opinions on this and social media is still in a wave. This will not go away soon.

I am as disappointed as the rest of the world at Will Smith for exuding such classlessness in the public eye knowing well the repercussions on the people who look up to him. A lot could’ve been done differently, it’s shameful he resorted to violence.

Chris Rock was doing his job. Was it insensitive? Probably, assuming he had no idea Jada had alopecia. I didn’t know, I’m not sure how public that knowledge was. People referenced the last Oscar’s in which he called them out; so it’s two counts of felony for him and he deserved to be assaulted. NO!

Black women feel they have been disrespected for centuries and it was about time someone stood up for them. I can’t laugh any harder at this analogy as it sounds terribly unintelligent. Now we compare this situation to that of the newly nominated judge of the Supreme Court Kentanji Brown Jackson and the differences are glaringly evident. Jada could have stopped Will going up that stage, whether she knew what he was going to do or not. Women keep fighting for their lives everyday in every country, in every sphere of life and if we had resorted to violence the results would speak for themselves.

It’s also sad that assault like that wasn’t immediately addressed. Leaving everybody wondering “WHAT JUST HAPPENED?”

Renew your Energy.

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In physics, energy is the quantitative property that must be transferred  to an object in order to perform work on, or to heat, the object. Energy

Energy is a conserved quantity; the law of conservation of energy states that energy can be converted in form, but not created or destroyed.

New schools of thought have drifted from the “measurable” forms of energy to “immeasuarble” forms which include spiritual energy, thoughts (positive and negative). Although in this post I may not be able to differentiate the physical from the spiritual, but will show you how to renew whatever fuels you.

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Lessen the noise. All the noise. There is always something buzzing around us, a notification from your phone, the computer, the stove, the tv. (Your friends and family are not excluded)😊. Take a day off everything and everyone. Even if you have kids, do not give them any phones or turn the tv on. Let it just be a quiet day to regenerate.

Prayer. Prayer is a stress reliever. It is channeling all your thoughts to the Infinite in trust that your path will be guided and directed at all times. Being grateful and praising the Almighty for every day that comes and goes. Meditation, affirmations and manifestations are all forms of re-tuning inward to our higher self.

Intentionality. It’s so easy not to put any effort into living. Letting today pass, waiting for tomorrow and it becomes yet another day. Intention involves determination; it involves drive and purpose. It is a choice. It is choosing to be present in your day; it is choosing to stand firm in your values in spite of what the day brings.

Observe and process.

Let go. Who has not heard this before? If you haven’t said this to yourself in the last 24 hours, then you must be on Uranus(pun intended). I truly believe that we know what to do but choose not to do it. Living intentionally, as mentioned, requires you to choose. Choosing what you let in and out of your life. I can write a whole book on letting go, but if you do not choose to do it, then it’s futile.

Always remember that you are wonderfully made and unique. You alone fill the space you are in now,make an effort to leave an afterglow.

ONE MINUTE

Isn’t it amazing how quickly life happens?

One minute you are ten years old and the next minute you are thirty.

One minute you are full and the next minute you are hungry.

One minute you are a baby and the next minute you have babies of your own.

One minute you are totally dependent and the next minute someone is depending on you.

One minute you are strong and healthy and the next minute you are weak and frail.

One minute you are happy and the next minute you are drowning in sadness.

One minute you are here and the next minute you are not.

As fast as these things happen, at the moment of realization you would expect people to live more consciously, more directed toward service but its the complete opposite. There is still so much hate and pain and evil. So I will do my own little part until my time is done, hoping that my tiny ripple could turn into a wave as it grows even in my absence.

One minute I’m writing this post and the next minute I’m publishing it. You reading this post this minute is not a coincidence, you are bigger than you think you are. Stop wasting the minutes doubting yourself. Just live fearlessly but be kind, it only takes a minute.

Whether you like it or NOT!

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The sun will shine as bright as can be, weather you like heat or not. (Pun intended)

The moon will only shine brightly at night , whether you like it or not.

The day will be 24 hours, no more, no less, whether you like it or not.

It is very important to always live in the present because whether you like it or not it will become the past what was once regarded as future. The present is now, being in a consious awareness of oneself, surroundings and situation.

All in all, whether you like it or not, what has to happen will happen. The question is will you be making it happen, or will you be letting it happen to you?