“Unless we redirect ourselves to inner value - kindness, creativity, patience, loyalty, and passion - then we will have nothing to offer our young apart from our credit cards.”—Steve Biddulph (via classicalbutterfly)
go look up the lynching of 18 year old Kody Ingham, found hanging from a tree in front of his white girlfriends house on July 15, 2013 (the same night as the Zimmerman verdict) in Athens, Texas. it was chalked up as a suicide and no investigation ensued, even though two hours prior he called his mother to pick him up from the site he died at. no newspaper article, just a four sentence obituary in the local papers and his family has been trying hard to make any mainstream news channel blow up the story to find the killers.
look up Frederick Jermaine Carter, 26 year old found hanging from a tree in Greenwood, Mississippi on December 3, 2011. ruled a suicide, saying while he was helping his stepfather paint a home, he wandered off, found a tree and proceeded to hang himself. the site of the lynching is ten minutes away from where Emmit Till was killed in 1955. no media coverage, family is trying desperately to get the medias’ attention through YouTube videos.
look up Roy Veal, 55 year old found hanging in Woodville, Mississippi in 2004. he originally lived in Seattle and went to his mother’s home in Woodville to help her fight for the rights to their family land against a white man, oil was found to be underneath the land. his head was covered with a pillow case and burned papers of the documented proof he had to prove his mothers’ ownership were found burned at his feet. ruled a suicide, family trying to get attention through YouTube.
look up Reynard Johnson, 17 year old found hanging from a tree on his front lawn on June 16, 2000 in Kokomo, Mississippi. ruled a suicide even though the belt around his neck was not his. authorities said since no hate group left a message by the body, there was nothing to investigate. his family members said the motive was his relationship with a white girl, he was constantly being harassed because of this. the family managed to get Jesse Jackson to talk on their behalf, but Jesse (just like Sharpton) only have imaginary powers, they are puppets of white supremacy who are only seen nationally when called upon by the white establishment, he wasn’t even able to get the murder national attention.
now this Kendrick Johnson incident in Valdosta, Georgia. look up how there are four surveillance cameras that can show him in the gym but all footage is being withheld by authorities. also there was blood found splattered on the wall of the gym that did not belong to Johnson, showing me he was able to wound one of the perpetrators.
Black people have fallen asleep in this politically correct post-Civil Rights society. Nothing has changed for you negroes, the only thing that is outlawed now is overt expressions of racism and hatred, that’s it. whereas 40 years ago, these white criminals would have come out and admitted they killed him and probably would have posed for a picture too alongside the dead body, now they have to be diplomatic about not hurting feelings. So for example when Bill O’ Reilly refers to young black men in the inner city who he really wants to call Niggers, he says instead “these kids”. don’t let the way words are put together fool you dumb mothafuckers, the hate is still burning.
In 1865, just after Emancipation, African Americans owned 0.5 percent of the total wealth of the United States. But today, a full 148 years after the abolition of slavery, Black Americans still possess only a meager 1 percent of national wealth. so why yall mod’fuckas sleeping and thinking it’s over, the only ”progress” made by blacks is the right to play sports alongside whites, eat next to them, and be their neighbor. there is not ONE black empire in this country that can transfer wealth, black businesses are branches of larger white corporations. don’t let that ”we got a black president” shit fool you
—The realest comment I ever read on WorldStar (via sweetxdookiexplumxchunky)
There are some feelings like uncertainty that trick us. Uncertainty makes us think we must grasp for certainty. Insecurity fools us into chasing security. Desire causes us to seek fulfillment by satisfying its demands. However, none of these feelings are actually handled well by catering to their demands.
Don’t trust these feelings. Don’t trust what they are telling you and don’t trust the way they are portraying your world to you. This doesn’t mean to say we shouldn’t be mindful of what elements are at play but that we shouldn’t become a victim of our own minds.
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” ~ Albert Einstein
Certainty does not free you from uncertainty. Security does not free you from insecurity. And the satisfaction of desire does not rid you of the urge to desire.
In the end, feelings like uncertainty are not actual things. To try to satisfy uncertainty by seeking certainty is to give in to the illusion of its demands. To try to push uncertainty away is to fear something which isn’t really here. So what is left for you to do?
Stay with the feeling of uncertainty. On the surface it may manifest as contradictory thoughts or emotions but what it comes down to is feeling divided. You worry that either you will miss gaining something important or lose something significant if you make the wrong decision. The same goes for insecurity and desire. The reality is that you are you, no matter how things seem to unfold. Nothing to gain and nothing to lose.
Let the experience of those feelings go in the same way that they came. Daily meditation is an important way to realize how to actualize this.
I would also strongly recommend the book The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron.
“The universe is always speaking to us. … Sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.”—Nancy Thayer (via hannabis)