Shit real.

Observe and absorb.
Don’t let what you absorb consume you in the negative, acknowledge the negative, embrace the positive.

The gems in life are hidden ever so subtly, but with the right training you can spot your gems and uncover some truths that provides clarity to this journey of life we’re traveling….

Shit is real.

Don’t ever think anything that you notice is nothing, anything you notice is something… Learn decoding.

Learn life.

Quick little morning gem. 🙂

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23.

So many Gem(s) iN I, no wonder my birthday in June.. 🙂

I use any excuse to reflect..
I suppose I have a slight obsession with retrospect.

It’s like the story, unfolds backwards and it only makes sense when you look back ..
Only way to truly move forward sometimes..
It’s different.

Today is my birthday. I’m officially 23 years of age, physically I suppose.. I haven’t figu(red) out how to calculate my mental age yet, but I’d just say maybe, grandma range.. You’d never know it, but I would put you on to something real.. Just like grandma. Old soul I suppose… It’s funny because it’s the only logical explanation… I’m physically hitting the peak of my prime… Where all of nature’s resources are aligning themselves to allow me to prosper in such a way that I can see the entire path now.. Yet I feel so old. I know I have so much to experience and feel, I’m anxious in more of a positive note than anything.. And as I encounter life’s gifts in all its various forms.. I like that I feel old, the irony is I have the time that the old wish they had.. I have to constantly remind myself I’m younggg.

I’m really fucking young. 23 years young.

… and I’m amazing. Flaws and all. I’m really an amazing individual inside and out, and as I continue to progress and enlighten myself as well as all those whom I encounter, I’ll only get better. I have many, many goals but I want to always inspire myself, first and foremost.. I want to always step outside myself and my ego, take a good look and say, that’s an iLL bitch right there, one hell of a woman.. And I’m definitely on the right path with that.

I’m one year older, one step closer…

And I have a few birthday resolutions, take 23 by storm, for starters.

This is the age where I get my wings, where I get my ring as I hit the buzz beater in the final game for it all…

I just gotta watch the clock..

Timing is everything.

Sooner than later, you’ll see what time I’m on.

Happy birthday to me. 🙂

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Wise GEMS from an OG.

This is repost from saint&sinner blog.. I grouped together some of Epictetus’s quotes into this passage…

How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself and in no instance bypass the discriminations of reason?

You have been given the principles that you ought to endorse, and you have endorsed them.

What kind of teacher, then, are you still waiting for in order to refer your self-improvement to him?

You are no longer a boy, but a full-grown man. If you are careless and lazy now and keep putting things off and always deferring the day after which you will attend to yourself, you will not notice that you are making no progress, but you will live and die as someone quite ordinary.

From now on, then, resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside.

And whenever you encounter anything that is difficult or pleasurable, or highly or lowly regarded, remember that the contest is now: you are at the Olympic Games, you cannot wait any longer, and that your progress is wrecked or preserved by a single day and a single event.

That is how Socrates fulfilled himself by attending to nothing except reason in everything he encounte(red). And you, although you are not yet a Socrates, should live as someone who at least wants to be a Socrates.

Practice then from the start to say to every harsh impression,

“You are an impression, and not at all the thing you appear to be.”

Then examine it and test it by these rules you have, and firstly, and chiefly, by this: whether the impression has to do with the things that are up to us, or those that are not; and if it has to do with the things that are not up to us, be ready to reply,
“It is nothing to me.”

We will not be troubled at any loss, but will say to ourselves on such an occasion:
“I have lost nothing that belongs to me; it was not something of mine that was torn from me, but something that was not in my power has left me.”

Nothing beyond the use of our opinion is properly ours. Every possession rests on opinion. What is to cry and to weep? An opinion. What is misfortune, or a quarrel, or a complaint? All these things are opinions; opinions founded on the delusion that what is not subject to our own choice can be either good or evil, which it cannot.

By rejecting these opinions, and seeking good and evil in the power of choice alone, we may confidently achieve peace of mind in every condition of life.

Circumstances don’t make the man, they only reveal him to himself.

Shit real.

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Positive thoughts. GEM.

It’s very easy to drown in the shallow depths of negativity, but positivity is the flotation device that keeps you afloat, positivity is what keeps you pushing, kicking, swimming towards the yacht of your dream life and further away from the life boat you crashed…

Two years ago around this time, I hit what I felt was rock bottom and as I gathe(red) up every ounce of positivity left in me as I was being mobbed by negative thoughts, I started writing, I needed to remind myself, feel what and who I am. Positive thoughts was born.

whenever I get the vibe that someone is going through it, I don’t ask questions I would just send my prayer (started as a note, became my mantra.) and I’ve been told it helps, a lot. In fact, a close friend of mine felt it soo much he decided to put it in his mixtape, which was an honor for me to do. To read those words, to hear those words.. Still hits me as hard as it does when I first read it with my salty eye vision.

Only right I share this gem with you, during gem month. Feel free to share with anyone who you know could use a pick me up, or those that just need the fuel to keep going.

Shit real.

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Gem.

June where the flowers bloom… 6 months into 2014, so soon…

Summer right around the corner..

My birthday is this month. Yay! 23 on the 10. ^_^ and in light of this Gemini season, I’m going to share the gift of gems this month. Gems that you can take with you and add polish to your shine, because, why not?

It’s June, half of 2014 behind us… Let that sink in.

Shit is real. The heat turning up, get ready to sweat.

I think about what lies ahead and the path that I’m on, all these reminders and daily motivational experiences are really the fuel to my fire… But it’s getting hot, I want to be hotter than the heat.. I don’t want to melt. It’s weird but I really believe I got the right formula for this season. I’m zoned in, and things are clicking in ways that reassure me I’m right where I need to be but that’s not enough for me..

I’m about to be 23, to many, that’s very young. To me, I’m getting old.. I continue to grow and learn myself and what I want and don’t want out of life and the humans who walk this world.. The hardest part is figuring it out, once that’s cove(red) a plan is formed and it’s time to execute, sounds simple enough. Of course, but with plans and time.. You gotta have patience.. That’s the second hardest part. Waiting. Waiting for things to unfold in the way you not only need, but want to, waiting for the vision to surely be the reality before you.. Waiting for the results to show while you put in more work.

But I’ve been waiting my whole life to feel about something the way I feel about this, and as I reflect on my life, where’s it’s been, where it’s going, where it’s headed, and time, there’s no sign of stopping until every desire is realized, and I have so many, I gotta get them out the way soon for the sake of my sanity.. but I practice patience, do my work, keep my head down and just wait on it… Build on it…

Patience pays off…

It’s the first of the month,

ReSet your goals.. Turn it up like Mother Nature about to do for us…

Add to the heat, keep the fire alive.

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