Friday, August 11, 2006

Don't Stand IDLY By

On Yahoo and on BlogSpot, I find VERY few like-minded individuals... truly seeking for love, light, truth and knowledge. There are MANY that have already arrived at certain conclusions and are immovable in their stance. There are MANY, in the same category, that appear to know EVERYTHING and will never lend an ear to a different point of view. There are some busy chasing T&A or lured by the sight of a well-endowed man.... too wrapped up to explore things that REALLY, truly matter.

So many are influenced by pop "cult"ure.... worshipping celebrities or celebrity lifestyles.... coveting that which is temporary. Celebrities often fall out of fame and fortune. Cars and rims eventually rust and fall apart. When death befalls you... the money, diamonds, gold, and silver stay while your soul moves toward whatever it has sowed.

Folks rarely evaluate themselves to gauge where they're at. When I sat down a year ago and looked at my life, I didn't like the life I had created for myself. I had been so caught up in my own day-to-day dealings, so influenced by pop "cult"ure, so distracted by societies ideals... so caught up that I couldn't even recognize God speaking in me... urging me to find what my gift to the Universe will be.

I don't pretend to know what the gift is. However, I am NO LONGER sitting idly by... watching opportunities to effect positive change pass me. I had talked about "doing something" to help change the world but I had never done anything about it. What I have found on Yahoo and BlogSpot is that people TALK a whole bunch but do nothing else... while needy families starve in what is supposed to be the richest nation in the world.... while soldiers are dying in IRAQ, defending oil fields... while innocent IRAQI people die in the streets of their own land... the media blames insurgents... but that's heresay. America hasn't had a free press in decades... if not a century. (That's another blog.)

So what am I saying? I'm saying: DON'T STAND IDLY BY. DO SOMETHING. ANYTHING TO EFFECT POSITIVE CHANGE. Don't believe everything you hear on the news. Listen to the spirit inside you that can define for you what is truth. What appeals to logic may not always be the truth.... so listen to that voice inside to help guide your actions.

This is where I am today.

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