I am always blown away when I take a step forward and God takes several more toward me. Of late I have been thinking about being still and calm in my spirit as I interact with people. I heard Deepak Chopra talking to Oprah say he hasn't been mad, or upset or argumentative with anyone in 30 years. I was intrigued by that, more so I wanted to know how does he do it? I understand. He made the decision to live a certain way and he doesn't allow folks to pull him out of his zone, his space, his peace. My sweetheart has the same personal conviction. I want that too.
No sooner than I said that, the universe opened up and sent me all kinds of tools. First the lesson, then the test. That is how God works! Without going into detail about what brought me to this revelation (which is a first because I tell just about everything). This time I didn't want to give that mess the impression that it had any importance. I have come to realize in a very real and personal way that if I choose wisely how not to respond to things, people and events, that I can and will remain peaceful. And that when I make a decision NOT to respond to foolishness then the place of where the foolishness is coming from stands alone in that mess. You see, as long as I change my role, the situation changes, and the place of foolishness just hangs in the air. I DON'T HAVE TO DO SHIT!
I have much work to do. I like this new found gift. I am already looking for ways and places to embrace this thinking. I can be an activist for sure, but I can also be peaceful in my spirit. The call to action can be answered in other less obvious and habitual ways that have kept me hostage to things, people and places. I can behave a different way. I can own myself wholly. No one can draw me into a gun fight.
I am laying down my weapons of mass destruction. My weapons becomes my balm and I no longer have to be afraid. I can speak of love without fear. WITHOUT FEAR I CAN SPEAK OF LOVE. I CAN BE LOVING.
I am feeling very spiritual and serene. This is is for the Cool in Me... I get it.