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What Have I Learned (Monday Morning Thoughts)

Planking? Hell naw, this is called fathering... You should try it..

Planking? Hell naw, this is called fathering… You should try it..

I used to be motivated by hate, but my success always left me feeling slightly unfulfilled and I always fell short of my real purpose.

I used to be driven by those who doubted me, but I realized that for everything I was able to achieve I only did the things that other people didn’t believe I could do, not what I was sent here to do.

I used to pushed by fear, until I understood that being afraid of the consequences of not doing something is not a real reason to act, and acting on that fear does not reflect a hear’s true desire.

I used to seek out personal accomplishment and prestige, until I figured out that the pedestal that man has built for us to stand on sits on a shaky foundation, and man’s accolades can never satiate our soul.

What have I learned? That soulful fulfillment requires us to be pushed by something greater than hate, doubt, fear, or ego. That when you find your true purpose, the journey of walking the path is fulfilling even if you never reach your destination. That when you’re living your dream, even your failures feel better than the success you achieved as a result of those other motivators. That when you have a genuine purpose, you have more of a desire to focus on how and less time to focus on why. That when you include love in everything you do, happiness becomes as natural to you as breathing.

Ego

I’ve Heard it Before

It’s a shame
To be knowledgeable yet useless
To be intelligent yet unaware
To be heard yet ignored
To be seen yet invisible
To speak,
Godly words that
Fall on deaf ears
Because your ego
Drowns out the sound of
Your truth

You want to be received,
But you haven’t learned
How to give