The “I’m not ready for my heart was broken.” Meeting new, interesting, often incredible people and turning away for the fear of hurt.
She grew up without a dad. He died when she was two years old, and she still doesn’t know the details of his life. This has made her a searcher. A hunter.
She was the one I wanted to be with. She was the one I wanted to love forever. She was my friend. I never told her how special she was, how much I appreciated her.
Self-Love must first be created before you can teach anybody.
And the inner work must be done first before you can lead.
Love unconditionally because you were created with unconditional love.
“Well, when I state that I was soaked in hate on a cesspool of my negative emotions, it’s because those are natural emotions that we all experience. The challenge is once you experience those emotions, how do we transcend ourselves from that to grow beyond that hate and anger and bitterness and inner turmoil?”
“It was sort of prompted by the idea of bringing strangers together around a table.” —Michelle Fitzgerald
“and I laughed…like I just laughed, and I wouldn’t stop laughing…It was either laugh or be upset…”-Indy Rishi
“Accepting it and letting it run through, and so, that was really a journey and a challenge for myself to be able to experience all these emotions and let them go through rather than suppress them, and learn how to work through it.”-Kiyoshi Shelton
After his brother, Lamont, had been murdered in cold blood, kweisi gharreau had to grapple with the intense hatred towards black on black violence, the two killers he had to face during trial and himself for failing to protect his little brother. He was on a path towards self-destruction with alcohol, drugs and sex until he discovered poetry and the spoken word to express his anger towards what happened.
Excerpts From: Donny O’Malley. “Embarassing Confessions of a Marine Lieutenant.” iBooks. Preface Until I went to combat, making my buddies laugh excited me more than anything else in life. (Well, that’s not entirely true. Before combat, nothing has ever excited me more than a fully conscious woman who’s willing to sleep with me.) Once I…