That’ll be the day when you hear the absolute truth. Who said it? Watch that man running by! He said it! He’s telling the truth! The truth is sometimes afraid to be told. I’ve been learning vital lessons in my life and attempt to teach “hearers’. The self hypnotized seem to live in a cubicle of unreality. You remember the man who was in jail contemplating a jail break when he met his father there. The father said, “Don’t do it!” The son in a self-trance influenced about seven others to break jail. Hypnotized in their unrealistic misconception determined to make it work, but they were caught. The ringleader [the son] was on the run for about two months. He kept lying to himself that he wouldn’t be caught. Freedom! Freedom!. One may not be literally incarcerated; but, can be mentally enslaved prisoners! Break out! Unchain “the mental jail break” to “success”! Loose imprisoned thinking. Switch to rational, clear thinking! Shake off the chains. Prepare to move forward. I remember someone said when their relative died, who was not old, “Well, I guess it’s God’s will.” Absolutely preposterous! People ought to stop blaming things on God when they [sometimes] made their pathway to premature death taking roads of unconscious suicide without gun or knife; but, gradual mental and physical destruction by various means: domestic violence, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack…Obviously, not every one with health issues abuse their body. Not everyone who abuses food reaps death. However, many do. When someone kills, they may go to jail. No one is going to jail because of gluttony: fried foods, fats, candy, sugary fruit juices, cakes and mountains of unhealthy foods, drinks and drugs. Food can be like a habit forming drug; controlling and drawing you into it. No, God does not tell anyone to heap up fattening, unhealthy food full of salt, starchy macaroni and cheese, creamy pasta, cupcakes. Heart attack! Stroke!!! Fat, fat, fat.. right? Yes. Spring clean your mind! Sweep, vacuum, mop, scrub, sanitize, wash it! Cleanse your mind of defective television shows [sex and stuff] making life appear to be lotti dee, lotti da… It’s a “show!” That’s all!! Much of our Black-Brown talent is incarcerated, in graveyards. We can do better! We must! How many times has it been said, “It’s the white folks.” Shift the argument, the blame, diverting, circumventing personal responsibility, hinders us moving forward. Take advantage of resources. Now, don’t get me wrong; there’s plenty of discrimination. Absolutely, yes, yes. Seek avenues for success. Don’t get caught up. It will freeze, paralyze and imprison your mind, momentum. Keep forging forward! Shift the dialogue! Persevere to “success.” Dream. Envision. It’s possible even with hindrances & obstacles. Be intentional, deliberate. Stay focused! You’re the change!
Teach the children.
Jeanette Grattan Parker, Ph.D., Superintendent Today’s Fresh Start Charter School; speaker, Copyright. All rights reserved: Will You Marry Me; Inquiring Minds Want To Know www.todaysfreshstart.org; firstname.lastname@example.org