An honest dialogue about love, life, and everything in-between...

Friday, April 18, 2008

Random Thought

1:03 PM |

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pack Light

10:24 PM |

tired of baggage....

What is baggage? In my interpretation, baggage is experiences, lessons, issues, etc. that people carry over from relationships or events that have occurred in one's life. Sometimes the baggage is light. Sometimes people are hauling around jumbo suitcases of issues. Apparently a lot of people I meet and deal with carry around a substantial amount of baggage. While I know people have issues, I'm a bit overwhelmed with the amount of baggage people I meet are carrying. I was told that everyone has baggage. Why? "Who are you carrying all those bricks for anyway?"

Really, who are you carrying all those bags for? What is the point? All baggage does is weigh you down. If you don't find a better way to tote around your life's experiences you will break your back. I am a firm believer in taking all the experiences you have had in your life and taking what you've learned from them to progress and grow. But you have to learn from them. Assimilate the experiences into who you are and how you live. Not just carry them around.

Maybe I'm wrong but I don't believe EVERYONE has baggage. May I'm too logical and I've been told there is no logic to emotions (which I think is crap). Maybe I'm just naive. Maybe I just haven't lived enough, or done enough. But what I do know is that your baggage starts to wear on those around you. Figure out how to carry your own shit. I'm tired.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Power and Control

11:29 PM |

Why don't you do something....

Power is a funny thing. It turns an ordinary man into a leader. It turns a man of conscious into a man for sale. How many of us really control our own power? How many of us hide behind other people, social injustices, even God and our faith, instead of taking responsibility for our actions and situations?

I think sometimes it's easier to believe that there are forces at work that are beyond our control rather than accept that our actions are what have put us into a majority of our current positions. Because to accept that our actions are the primary cause for many of our situations is to admit that we are the source of our own success and problems. And really who can blame oneself? It's much easier to say that God doesn't care about your, or that the other person is "lucky" and you're not. It's easier to believe that there are no ways to be successful in a racist, capitalist society, rather than accept that we are living in those times and try to work through, around and in it. It's easier to say that people are out to get you rather than think that, that person probably doesn't think about you at all.

Why not stand up and be accountable? Acknowledge the situation that is afflicting you and face it head on. This way you can try and determine a way to work beyond or through it. Dwelling in the pit of our own sorrow is not doing anything to help you. Good things happen to those who help themselves. Just like happiness, people have the key to their own power. Shut up and go get yours.