What My World's Like

ending the war: “i love you still.”

Mar
24

Recently, I asked “do you talk about things that matter?” and today I experienced one of the most emotionally honest conversations I’ve ever had. Topics ranged from absentee fathers, sex, eating disorders, rape, molestation, relationships, education, socialization, etc. It was genuine, cathartic, comforting, inspiring and beautiful. So many times throughout the evening, I found myself smiling, feeling connected and understood as we discussed highly privatized events and feelings.

Sitting with this beautiful woman who spoke so candidly about her life, I felt inspired and reinvigorated, reminded that neither our stories nor our struggles are our own. We will all experience trials, intense pain, and loss. We will all walk with fears, insecurities, and moments of doubt. We will all struggle with some degree of feeling fragmented. These are inextricable parts of the human experience, but if you let pain harden your heart instead of soften it, you’ve missed the point.

As of two days ago, I made an important decision based upon a startling revelation. I’m ending the war with myself.

My #notetoself yesterday was:

“stop waging war with the one person who will always be there for you: yourself.
love is accepting, patient, and kind.”

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We Think Radio

Aug
19

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Brace yourself as Sakiya and I are sure to test your beliefs and provoke your thoughts as we entertain you. Our topics tonight will range from business to politics, religion to education, relationships to self-empowerment, to pop-culture and everything else in between. Tune in and join in the discussion where great minds don’t think alike…they think for themselves!

We Think Radio:

Aug
12

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Brace yourself as Sakiya and I are sure to test your beliefs and provoke your thoughts as we entertain you.  Our topics tonight will range from business to politics, religion to education, relationships to self-empowerment, to pop-culture and everything else in between.  Tune in and join in the discussion where great minds don’t think a like…they think for themselves!

We Think Radio: eliminate corruption and restore faith–possible?

Aug
05

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TONIGHT’S TOPIC: Responsibility and accountability in the public office: why do politicians continue to believe they can easily betray the public’s trust and get away with it?  How can people’s faith be restored in a way that fosters trust and accountability?  Tune in and join the discussion as we speak with guest host Carmelo Garcia, Director of  the Hoboken Housing Authority.

We Think Radio: for the love of living

Jul
29

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DATE: July 29, 2009
TIME: 8pm/9pm CST/EST
WHERE: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TheThinkMovement
CALL-IN #: (347) 237-5362

TONIGHT’S TOPIC:  How long do you really want to live?  Tune in and join the discussion on why so many people maintain lifestyle habits they know aren’t beneficial.  Is it that they truly don’t want to live a long life?  Or maybe it’s something they think is unattainable because of their family’s history.

We Think Radio: Who’s dateable?

Jul
22

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TONIGHT’S TOPIC: Are there any professions that you won’t date? A lot of ladies say no to gynecologists and men say no to strippers. Why is this so? Tune in and share your thoughts and experiences!

We Think Radio: Do you do your civic part?

Jul
15

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TONIGHT’S TOPIC: Civic responsibility…are there more pros or cons for not getting involved?  Tonight’s guest, Carmelo G. Garcia, Director of Hoboken Housing Authority, says he has the answer.  Tune in and share your thoughts and experiences.

We Think Radio: holidays or holidaze?

Jul
08

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TOPIC: Holidays–why do, or don’t, you celebrate them?  Have you received scrutiny for your decision?  Tune in and share your thoughts and experiences.

What are you thinking?

Jun
03

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TONIGHT’S TOPIC: Thought processes and personal philosophies. What’s the purpose and importance of each? How do you examine your thought process? How do you build a personal philosophy? Tune in and share your thoughts and experiences.

Personal power and self love

May
28

v for vendetta

The topic of last night’s We Think Radio show was power. We asked with whom does power reside: people, industries/systems, or the government? Ultimately, we came to the conclusion that power should be with the people, but for various reasons, people don’t believe they have power, and accordingly, don’t. When people decide they do have power and begin to act with that power, there will be a monumental shift in the understanding of who wields the most power.

Power belongs to the entity or individual(s) with the least fear and/or with the ability to induce the most fear. Fear and power go hand-in-hand, the same way that fear and powerlessness do. When we, as individuals, no longer carry so much fear in our hearts, collectively, we will exercise the most power. Check out V for Vendetta.

After the show, I thought of a question I wish I’d thought of during the show: Maintaining one’s personal power doesn’t necessarily preclude a love of self, but can people truly love themselves and give away their personal power?

I don’t have an answer, but I’m sure you have some thoughts. Please share.