Spiritual Corner

October 21, 2012

I have this quote on my vision board that I wanted to share today. I love this quote, and find it reassuring to find it on this vision board, created a little over a year ago, because it reminds me of what I feel about human potential on a deep level. It reminds me that from a very deep place within me, I believe in the extraordinary powers of humans, and believe it’s important for us to realize our potential while we’re here.

Enjoy. ūüôā

“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” ~Bruce Lee

Image credit: Blog Do Pereira http://moyfatlei.blogspot.com

October 9, 2012

Greetings, Earthlings! LOL I stumbled across this video today; it was recommended by YouTube based on the videos I tend to watch. This is classic, timeless information that is always applicable, especially now when so many allow their minds to be ruled by others’ perpetuation of lack, limitation, and scarcity. “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill reminds us that we all were born with a promise of being rich that we’ve forgotten about in the conditioning process that we’ve undergone in our lives. Riches far exceeds monetary considerations, for to consider only one form of riches is to also think in terms of lack, limitation, and scarcity.

I invite you to watch this video when you have the time. Yeah, it’s two hours but I’m sure you’ve spent more time doing something that’s less useful to your overall goals, dreams, and desires, so two hours of getting full on valuable information that will free your mind and inspire you is well-worth the time. There’s also a book of the same name/same author for those who may not be aware of this famous text. Otherwise, enjoy, and I hope you find this video useful.

September 26, 2012

This amazing woman, Sister Shivani, has some wonderful insights regarding the¬†presence¬†of happiness, as opposed to the “pursuit” of, as if it’s somewhere “out there.” This dialogue was very enlightening for me, so I thought I would share it others. Enjoy. ūüôā

YOU Determine¬†Your Self-Worth: It’s just that simple!

January 14, 2011

So, today I was looking around on the internet for research concerning issues of self-worth because a potential business partner really tried me today, so much so that I ultimately had to say “Yes!” to life, and no to his ridiculous exploits.¬†Today was¬†one of those days when I¬†finally realized that I’m no longer taking whatever someone decides to offer me because that sort of behavior¬†is inconsistent with my knowledge of my self-worth…oh no no…from this moment forward I am going to define¬†the very specific terms of anything I¬†become involved in, particularly business matters. ¬†I not only have confidence in what I have already accomplished, but I am heavily vested¬†in and certain¬†of where I am headed. And I refuse to allow any old sediment of fallacious perceptions of Self to¬†sit beside me in a business negotiation.¬†Chile please…

Anyway, in my search for something offbeat yet substantive about this particular topic, I ran across a YouTuber by the name of B. Scott who blessed me with his sassy and humorous yet insightful posts about various topics of significance. The video I want to share with you all consists of¬† a heartfelt introspection from this member of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered) community that addresses how God hears his cries¬†as he deals¬†with the psychological effects of being gay in an unsupportive household and judgmental society.¬† This video is a plea to anyone who has been ostracized by society to continue pressing forward, despite seemingly insurmountable¬†obstacles in your life. B. Scott tearfully recalls his experiences growing up, as well as those that he experiences as a YouTube favorite. No matter the tribulation, B. Scott has determined to continue striving, and preparing for God’s blessings. I am so happy that B. Scott understands that although the Christian community may not be accepting of homosexuals because the Christian interpretation of biblical scripture suggests they should repudiate homosexuals and their behavior, God still loves him. It’s emotionally gripping to see how deeply he has internalized the idea that God still hears his cries, and that God will answer the pleas of his cries¬†time and time again! Anyone who suffers as much as members of the LGBT community, who are discriminated against regardless of sociocultural factors such as race, and can still find the strength to live a life full of PURPOSE, is a hero in my eyes. And I give thanks.

K. Nola Mokeyane

Watch B. Scott’s video here:

Moments of Solitude…

January 7, 2011

Capture the moments of solitude…

Three to five times a week I wake up and head over to my favorite thinking place, a trail alongside the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, GA, a river I affectionately refer to as my boyfriend, The Hooch. The Hooch and I have spent many-a-day in each other’s presence, me pondering the most profound and the most trivial questions of human existence, and The Hooch just gently swaying back and forth, glistening in the spots where the sun kisses him. The Hooch has been patient with me; no matter what foolishness I bring to him on any given challenging day, he’s always there with a listening, non-judgmental ear. In The Hooch’s rectitude I am able to surmise that, in fact, everything’s gonna be alright. So much so that I’ve slowed down the practice of bringing¬†¬†so many problems to him, and have been planning my days, writing myself inspirational messages, and setting intentions by his side. I imagine that he can see my growth. At least, I hope so…

It’s important to have a space where you can go and do your thinking. In “Think and Grow Rich,” Napolean Hill offers anecdotes of great people in history who’ve demanded time alone just to think, and Shanel Cooper-Sykes, author of “Stilettos in the Kitchen,” recommends the same.¬†The space¬†that you choose can be a “thinking chair,” a prayer room, or a quite space that incites you to connect with Self. If you live in the Atlanta area, my boyfriend The Hooch is available; I don’t mind sharing him. In your thinking space is where you should be 100 percent honest with yourself about your fears, your joys, your heart’s desires, and whatever else is pressing at the time. Your thinking space is a place where you should be able to connect to God. God is all things, and in all things is God’s presence, so you will connect with God in your thinking space if you simply allow yourself to LISTEN. Some schools of thought would suggest that connecting with Self is¬†connecting with God, but whatever your belief system, just be sure to find moments of solitude where you are free to be your authentic self. Over time, you’ll find yourself becoming more in tune with what you REALLY want in life, and be that much closer to obtaining personal happiness.

To your success!

K. Nola Mokeyane

December 21, 2010

On this page, I like to make posts that¬†often¬†appeal to the spirit of human beings. I, in no way, will claim an affiliation with one religion or another, but rather, I will often express my deep reverence for the many manifestions of spirituality. One of my favorite poems is written by Marianne Williamson, titled “Our Deepest Fear,” and I want to share it with my audience because it assisted me tremendously as I began my transition into (real) adulthood. This poem encouraged me to tap into that higher part of myself when reaching for my goals, raising my daughter, interacting with clients, dealing with men, participating in fundraisers, and a whole slew of daily activities. It challenged me to believe in myself. I’m sharing this poem with you to challenge you to believe in every single adventure you’ve conjured up in your imagination. If you’ve seen it once with the power of your creative mind, you can see it again in the physical realm.

 

 

Our Deepest Fear
By Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Reference

Want To Know (2006). “Our Deepest Fear and the Invitation.” Retrieved from http://www.wanttoknow.info/060616ourdeepestfeartheinvitation

 

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