Day 145: Completion


Sometimes it’s not as much about the reason as it is about season.

I love cooking metaphors.

When the cake rises, take the cake out of the oven.

The oven has served its purpose and if you leave the cake in too long, it will burn.

Now that the cake is out, let it cool, and turn the oven off.

We often spend so much time and energy analyzing the reason a season has ended, instead of enjoying the fruits of the decision bringing it to completion.

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The cake is done.

Cut the cake.

Eat the cake.

Share the cake.

Or save pieces of the cake for later, but the key is – the cake is done regardless of the steps taken to make it rise.

The reason may satisfy some embedded curiosity, but it will not un-bake the cake.

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Day 38: Mediation – The Internal Search Engine


The search engine of your soul doesn’t need a wildcard. It needs you.

When you search Google, you receive a list of results.

When you search God in you, you receive a list of solutions.

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Day 30: Greatness 101


Listen to it all. Shift the wheat. Then retreat. Prepare yourself for the big meet and greet. Now you’re playing for keeps. Choreography your beats. Take your time to unwind. You have a reserved seat.

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Day 22: Aphorism Monday


It will become what you make of it.

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Day 351: Curtain Call – 2017


2017’s curtain is about to close. Make sure it closes the door on your misconceived limitations of self and God. If God is for us, who then can be against us? No one! (Romans 8:31) If God lives in us and through us what can we not accomplish? Nothing! (John 15:5)

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Day 320: Life


How can you call it your life, if you rarely take ownership of anything happening in it?

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Day 319: Reinforced Destiny


Your vision will always follow your speech. You cannot plant a rose garden with nothing but salted rocks as seeds!

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Day 314: A Scripted Memory


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The tragedy of the broken spirit. Witnesses the birth of a child, but only sees the pain in rain-soaked tears in a mother’s eyes. So acquainted with self-despair, even your miracles are setbacks instead of breakthroughs. Labeling the dissenting voices traitors to the cause. Only to realize your own deeply-rooted flaws. When will it end you proclaim in true desperation? So unaware, it never really began, except in your now soured-membrane. Break free from your imaginary cage. Release all the stolen rage. It’s well-passed time to turn the page.

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Day 139: The Inside


The only way to lead thyself is to know thyself.

It takes the willingness to know the good, the bad, and the indifferent.

To deduce the composition of the whole, one must undertake the calculations and evaluations of the individual parts’ summation.

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Day 135: The Underlined Reason


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There is a reason the caterpillar transitions into a cocoon before becoming a butterfly.

There is a reason little seedlings are planted after the last winter frost.

There is a reason you do not move into a home until it is complete.

In the past, I have contemplated the theoretical concept of playing dead without being dead.

Like most things, the understanding and application resonate with one’s perspective of death.

For some immobility is a form of death.

For others decimation of growth is death.

Medically speaking the loss of neurological function is death.

Ironically, this is not about death at all, but the symbolism of death’s characteristics.

I have observed, at different stages humans invoking death’s characteristics as a form of survival.

In school, we remain silent even when we know the answer out of unsupported fear of being wrong,

In relationships, we fabricate or eviscerate our feelings out of fear of losing the relationship.

In our jobs, we ride the assembly line even though we have already been assembled.

We fear the risk that does not pay off.

We fear the truth that does not reveal.

We fear the hope that does not produce.

And so, the caterpillar never becomes the butterfly

The seedling never becomes a rose.

And, the house never becomes a home.

Yet, change the perspective and the theoretical becomes the reality.

I know a king who was born a servant.

I know a servant who became a king.

I know a king who died a criminal but became an advocate.

His camouflage was a necessity to his survival.

The ruse surrounding his birth was predicated on hidden truths remaining hidden until their appointed unveiling.

It makes you wonder if he always knew who he would become.

You might even speculate if it came to him in the midnight hour.

Perhaps the helper showed him the way.

In any case, once he knew, he began to walk as he had caught the clue.

Until his payment was due.

The ideology bears witness to the theoretical supposition of the original thought.

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

And just because you know, doesn’t mean you divulge.

Sometimes the greater victory is not in the now but in the latter.

Bridle the tongue so the mouth may speak.

If the caterpillar refused to hibernate, it would never become the butterfly.

If the seedlings were never nurtured, they would never become roses.

If the tree was never cut, the house would never become a home.

You cannot reach the finish line if you never run the race.

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Day 72: Secular Vision


When people call you lucky, but they don’t know or can’t even understand your story….

I’m blessed and I always know who blesses me.

The tears have been replaced with smiles and laughter, but the vision you see today remembers every cloud along the way.

So if your definition of blessed equals my definition of protected and sealed, then yes, call me lucky.

If that’s truly what you see.

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Day 70: Divorce Yourself from the Outcome


 

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Information is one of the best gifts you can offer others or give yourself.

However, how they implement it is completely up to them.

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Day 69: Real Love


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Real love invokes the need for abstaining.

Real love invokes words like duty and honor.

Real love senses deceit.

Real love preserves.

Real love promotes needs over wants.

Real love redraws the outcome.

Real love solidifies positions.

Real love cannot be conquered.

Real love can only be surrendered.

The evolution of self is predicated on the invocation of real love.

Identify then rectify.

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Day 68: The Love Clue


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I love me some me.

I am not being vain.

I am acknowledging a truth, I di-d not know.

A truth I could not see.

But a truth nonetheless.

I simply loooo’-ve me some me.

 

When I discovered who I could be.

I act-u-ally fell more in love with me.

A vessel, you say?

A jar you proclaim!

A promise you whisper.

A proclamation you delivered.

To give of this, the val-u-e o of the exchange must be equ-i-tably measured.

 

Because I ab-so-lute-ly pos-itive-ly love me some me.

And it is my hope, you love you, some you.

Otherwise, you have missed the clue.

And, I bid you adieu.

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Day 66: Lighthouse


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I am the lighthouse. The sailors cannot find dry ground if I do not shine.

The lost cannot find the way if I do not chart the path.

This is our faith.

This is our teaching.

This is our burden.

And, this is our reward.

When the light dims, it is either replaced or it goes out.

Yet, energy is never lost, it can only be transformed.

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