Wisdom from the throne …. LET EM TALK
It’s time to have a real conversation about personal & spiritual growth. Please don’t mistake the word spiritual for religion. I detest the world religion it’s used out of context all the time. When I speak of spiritual things, you can apply it to whatever you choose to believe in. If you want to follow the Hawk or worship the tree, more power to you. Just believe in something because if you don’t, you’ll fall for anything.
Other people can drive you crazy….. if YOU let them. I suggest you don’t. I’m going to give you the RAW version of life Fam. Guess what? SOME PEOPLE SUCK. I refuse to sugar coat anything for anybody. There are folks that are so broken that they either choose not to recover, don’t know how, or just don’t care. People live & die every single day. Nothing we say or do can ever change that. We are never responsible for the choices other people make but we can be impacted by them. The weight of the impact is decided by us.
I kid you not, I have helped people, businesses, friends, etc and basically been snaked or trashed as the end result. I have choices Fam. I can A) Jump on social media like them and act like an unprofessional fool B) Start moving in an eye for an eye C) Do something that may jeopardize my freedom you get it… we always have choices. Here is what I have found to work, all day, everyday, never failed yet. TRUTH. You see, people can have facts but still not know the truth. It happens all the time.
People are going to talk about you. People are going to lie on you. People are going to try to get over on you. How much power they have is on you. If it angers you, it controls you. Learning to take the high road sometimes can hurt and make you sick, ESPECIALLY the first few times. I promise it gets easier and your life will be a healthier & happier one if you learn to master it. I remember the most memorable moment of clarity I ever had was when I realized that I don’t have to listen to stupidity. Arguing with stupid people only accomplishes one thing, there is now two stupid people. If you are not a fool, then why try and explain yourself to a fool if you already know they’re a fool? The proof will always be in the pudding as they say.
I live a VERY blessed life. Not because I’m better than anyone and surely not because I have a squeaky clean past. Actually those things will NEVER be heard as statements to describe me. I’m a nice lady. I’m little nuts, but who isn’t? I never walk into situations or business ventures with the intentions to ever hurt, snake, harm, destroy, or use anyone. So if something goes wrong? I don’t worry. I don’t worry because my heart is intact when I reflect on it. You will never obsess over an issue if you do the right thing as a practice. You will never have regrets if you are able to swallow your pride and apologize if you were wrong. See when you live a lifestyle of saving your own behind, always looking who you can stab to get ahead? It catches up to you somehow, someway, someday. Karma as they say is a hoe and she screws everybody.
Here’s the thing though, allowing those things to keep you captive stunts your growth as an individual. How in the world do you ever expect to be successful or better yet why do you deserve it if you are unable to even control your own emotions? Getting your emotions in check is not easy at first. How old are you? Your emotions more then likely have been free to make you “feel” any type of way for that many years. Never make permanent decisions on temporary emotions. Emotions change. Think before you speak. Balance before you react. If you are not in control of you…. Then what is?
You can’t control other people. You can only learn to control you. How other people treat you is on them. How you respond is on you. Often times the weight of our reward is calculated by the way we respond to the tests. The sooner you learn the lesson and understand it, the sooner you can go on to the next.
New King James Version (NKJV)
14 Again, when I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ if he turns from his sin and does what is lawful and right, 15 if the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 16 None of his sins which he has committed shall be remembered against him; he has done what is lawful and right; he shall surely live.