Half of America will see a white man, shooting a black monster out of fear for his life… Half of America will see a young black boy, defending himself against an overzealous wannabe cop before being shot in cold blood…
…but who will see how ratchet we’ve become? Kids, unfulfilled dreams senselessly murdered while politicians debate the right to bear arms. First world women quietly being trafficked through American caves for profit. Drugs abused to take our mind off the pain of being privileged. Homeless arrested for trying to eat the scraps of unused food that is wasted rather than put to good use. Religious discrimination in the land that was supposedly created by people seeking religious freedom. Pro-life, pro death penalty. Made up fear created to create made up reasons for war to create made up reasons to kill to spread a made up myth of Democracy by a country that’s a made up Republic; made up because the people in power quit caring about the people they represent years ago…
Are we hopeless? No, but we’re definitely insane because we keep doing the same thing over and over again while hoping for different results. Do we?… hope for different results?
…when the bullets fly
and the kids die
who will cry and
who will close their eyes
to keep from seeing…
…who will close their mind
and who will close their heart
to keep from bleeding…
~ Sean King
Know this, if your happiness has been arrested by anger, doubt, fear, jealousy, or self-hate; it’s only because you’ve willingly chose to allow your happiness to fade away.
Learn to control your anger, and you will unlock the chains that have shackled your joy.
Learn to push through your doubt, and you’ll find the possibilities to be infinite and your limitations to be nothing more than figments of your imagination.
Learn to face your fears, and they’ll never again be able to use mind manipulation to make you fall short of your dreams.
Learn to defeat the insecurity of jealousy, and find the power to work together in harmony to lift humanity out of the bucket of despair.
Learn to love yourself and bask in the glow of the the blue skies. Bathe on the clouds of your dreams. Soar with the grace of an Eagle with its wings spread. Know that your dreams are within reach. Fill your lungs with the air of freedom. Never again look back to that dark place that anchored you to futility, burned your dreams alive, and shackled your life to hopelessness.
Learn to love yourself, and unconditionally loving others will come with ease. ~ Sean King
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.