Breaking Traditions: Success in the 21st Century

We live in a world that places education on a pedestal as it’s the key to a successful life. For too long we have followed the path of our ancestors instead of following our own. The route way of living is something of the past. We must be open to unconventional methods as a way of succeeding in a changing world. Simply taking the route that we believe is easiest or possess less chances of failure would not lead to a fulfilling life.

Fewer women are being homemakers, but are being career oriented.                                Some are having children later in life and even choosing to be single parents.

Millennials and following generations have to work twice as hard as a result of the emphasis placed on having degrees to validate one’s abilities within a certain profession. They tell you get an education but when all jobs require experience how are you suppose to get a start when no one wants to give you a chance. The education system is severely flawed and other than being lucrative for investors, it’s usefulness in assisting graduates in getting jobs has decreased.

A lot as changed in recent years. Before the recipe for success entailed work hard and good grades, nowadays you have to work twice as hard, be multifaceted and innovative. It’s time we move past the belief that it’s not enough or realistic to pursue artistic talents, when in fact it can be cultivated into a business which can result in a life of relative freedom and independence. We must encourage the youths to develop their talents and not convince them that they need a degree to be successful. Nonetheless we must always strive to gain knowledge and pursue other fields throughout our lives.

 

The Laws of Science & Life

Universal Law of Gravitation

States that gravitational interactions exist between all objects with an intensity that is directly proportional to the product of their masses.

Given that everything is connected to each other and the universe, this also applies among species. Everything vibrates at different frequencies which ties into the law of vibration and the law of attraction. Continue reading

Finding the Balance

Many people go through their adult lives taking care of other people with little focus on their needs. They fail to realize that in order to help and better the people around them, they have to take care of themselves first. They fall into a routine which leaves no time for fun or the necessary “me” time. Don’t get my wrong, there’s nothing wrong with being responsible however, when rare opportunities come along  sometimes you have to seize the moment. Of course it’s so much easier to be spontaneous when you’re single, child less and suffer from the “only child syndrome”. It’s especially difficult for the women who was thrown into adulthood at a very young age; the single mothers who want a better life for their children. Women are the pillars of most families and the bringer of life so we don’t have the luxury of being carefree. In addition we have a very small time frame to accomplish so much.

I myself have been trying to find the balance between work and play as I get settled into adulthood while trying to facilitate adventure. After all I am a nature lover and that crave for adventure is unlike any other. The need to travel has been at its peak lately and I can’t seem to tame the free spirit in me.

To all the hardworking, devoted people don’t forget that moments lost can never be regained. It’s not about doing things that’s over-the-top and beyond your means, but the little indulgences count. Life is the ultimate puzzle and no matter how frustrating it can be we must find ways to cope while continuing  to put the pieces together.

 

One of Us, One of Them

I don’t want to be a sad person
Nor do I want to be consumed with anger.
But there are so many entities in the world we live in
that evoke such emotions on a daily basis.
The single mother struggling to make ends meet.
The homeless man we disregard when we pass on the street.
We don’t need to look to Africa when there are so many people
right in front of us who need help.
The little boys and girls who are constantly abused as a result of society’s negligence.
Taking life from another human being over foolery.

People are no longer rewarded based on merit,
but through lies, schemes and unethical means.
To an education system that’s no longer about learning but getting ahead.
A government that tells you to go to college
but there’re no jobs and you’re left in debt.
Employers who demand experience but refuse to give you a chance,                              but expect a rose to grow from concrete.                                                                      Many people are realizing like myself,                                                                                that we have to make our own opportunities.                                                                  We can no longer depend on a failing system.

All these things truly sadden me
And its not just any kind of sadness, but one that dwells within my consciousness
And reminds me of who I wish not to be..
One of those “if it doesn’t directly affect me, I don’t care” beings.

Our society is in need of a complete face lift,
And we the young, intelligent, innovative minds are equipped with the necessary tools.
Our world can no longer be driven by the desire to make a profit.                                   But how do you purge that hunger away from billions of people?

Patience

Time is the master of all things. It gives us the opportunity to reflect, to reason, to learn, to love, to create, to explore…..We have the freedom to explore no man’s land called philosophy. We are posed with so many questions and when we think we’ve found an answer, it leads to another question and so on. What do we really know if we learn every day? Knowledge is continuous and so we must revel in the mystery of the unknown. Take heed to the signs from the universe and know that everything happens it its time. If everything happened today, there would be no need for tomorrow. Take everything day by day, use our time wisely, for time lost can never be regained. Life is precious so we must look forward to making the best of each day.
Patience is indeed a virtue and so it requires humbleness.

Sabali

Reb3l ?

Free spirited
Open minded
Live in the moment
Soul adventurer
Knowledge seeker
Stand up for your rights
Unwavering in your beliefs
Head strong
Abundant perseverance
Breaker of barriers
Believer of love and selflessness
Nurturer of nature
Nonconformist
Freedom of speech &
Power in the masses advocate
Revolutionary mindset
Accepts that everything in its time; destiny
The cycle of balance: the good and the bad


 

Being a rebel first and foremost means being yourself no matter the situation, without any conditions. It means not conforming to the ideologies of society, being open to new ideas. Understanding that we are all entitled to our own beliefs and we must be respectful of that fact. Fully enjoying life but never forgetting that the only life worth living is a selfless one. Being a true liver of life, travelling the world, experiencing different cultures and continuously seeking knowledge. Finding ways to connect to each other and the universe. It starts by loving and appreciating nature. Fathoming life is a balance. Move at your own paste, it’s not a competition. Do what works for you don’t formula your choices off of others. It means embracing your journey and not allowing others to take you off your path and accepting that mistakes are an integral part of life. Experience is the best teacher. how can you fear a situation you’ve never experienced? In life there’s no room for hypotheticals; it’s about the here and now; choices and consequences and living with it.

 

The Company You Keep

They say you are what you eat;
the same goes for the company you keep.
You shouldn’t have to be less than your very best
because you fear others will feel inadequate.
Dismiss those who don’t have your best interest at heart,
for their negative energy will harbor within you
and ultimately be a reflection of you.
Beware of those who stroke your ego and hide the truth,
their intentions are cruel
they want to see you do good but never better than them.
Anticipate the loathe and be ever ready to stand for what is right.
Differentiate but never hate
your foes, for they are the driver behind your success.
Surround yourself with those who make you hungry for life,
unleash your full potential
enhance your light and nourish your soul.
Guide you when you’ve lost your way.
Friends come and go
you’ve simply evolved past them and that’s okay
any loss is for something better to come.

 

 

The Art of Letting Go

In this journey called life, we are constantly being tested by the challenges we face everyday. The way in which we cope with the obstacles that we encounter builds character,  and so we cannot allow the pain and rage define who we are. We must not be products of our circumstances! When we accumulate the burdens of our past we get trapped by them which in turn hinders our growth,  and so our happiness is at stake.

We have ridiculous ideologies of what life should be and unrealistic expectations which makes us forget that we are human and so we are flawed. And although everything happens for a reason; part of the grand design, we have control over the choices we make.

In some cases the reasons behind the pain and rage are well founded but the support system is absent, not everyone can find the strength within them to overcome. In other instances we play the game of deflection; blame everyone else and not take responsibility for our actions.

The solution lies with spending time with yourself.  Go on a spiritual journey; withdraw into the company of your thoughts; challenge your mind to explore depths of consciousness; hew and hack away at oneself; shed the many layers of your soul until you get to that point of recognition and acceptance. Then when you know what you want from life, set your goals and how you intend to achieve them.

It’s not expected that one is going to be automatically rid of their troubles, however, it’s critical to find a medium to channel all your emotions into something positive. This is best done by finding a cause you care deeply about and devoting your time, touching the lives of others I believe brings clarity and makes you more appreciative of life. We must always look forward and keep a positive mind.

Give yourself closure. If your mind is still at war with things of the past, you still live there. To grow you must let go.

Blessed 2016

Love & Light

I No Longer…

I no longer tolerate the presence of those who don’t have my best interest at heart.
People who exude negative energy have no place in my life as they inhibit my growth.
I no longer conform to the ways of society in order to be accepted and/or validated. Through my spiritual journey I have realized that I should only be concerned with things that make me happy. It’s my life and I am the ruler of my destiny!
I have no tolerance for those who have no appreciation for nature and seek to destroy it.
I believe in a world of diversity; no one culture is superior to another. Arguments that are biased and simply lack logic enrages me.
I refrain from socialising with educated fools, and those who suffer from sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity irritate me.
I do not get along with those who are selfish and lack empathy. I believe in the power of love.
I have realized that patience is a treasured virtue and I refuse to waste it on things that don’t deserve the little i do have.
I have reached a point in my life where I’m learning to let go of the things that displeases me and accept the things I cannot change.

Inspired by Meryl Streep.

Science, Religion & the Bigger Picture

Everything in the universe has a unique design and although each element has its own identity, they’re all connected. Despite the long standing conflict between religion and science, they share a common ground in that they affect our ways of life. Religion is an institution that’s divisive, rigid and judgmental, whereas science is an intellectual and systematic body that simple seeks to explain. It’s logical and it works! However there are things that science can’t explain and religion can’t comprehend which leads to severe grey areas. Despite the many differences among them, there are commonalities; their sacred scriptures all speak of “peace”.

• “If a man sings of God and hears of him, and lets love of God sprout within him, all his sorrows shall vanish, And in his mind, God will bestow abiding peace.” –Sikhism
• “A Muslim is one who surrenders to the will of Allah and is an establisher of peace (while Islam means establishment of peace, Muslim means one who establishes peace through his actions and conduct).”–Islam
• “The Lord lives in the heart of every creature. He turns them round and round upon the wheel of Maya. Take refuge utterly in Him. By his grace you will find supreme peace, and the state which is beyond all change.” –Hinduism
• “The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace.” –Judaism
• “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.” –Christianity

We should look to nature for answers, put our minds to work; reason, and make every experience a learning one. It is evident that as humans we need something constant to believe in (religion) but everything in nature shows us that change is constant, gradual but constant and with change comes evolution and so we must evolve as a species physically and intellectually. It’s not about finding “one absolute truth” or whether God is Allah, Krishna, Jah or Brahman. It’s not a religious thing, “but a spiritual network linking us to the most high, the universe and each other”. (H.I.M Haile Selassie I). It’s our differences that make us dynamic and instead of embracing it we fight for superiority. We should be finding ways to coexist through a system that is based on compromise; irrespective of any social or cultural preferences.

Everything on earth is connected to each other and to the rest of the universe. Look at the Human Genome Project, we’re not nearly as complicated as we thought; we share much of our genome with many plants, worms etc. So it leaves me to wonder why we think we’re superior…There’s a cycle, a balance to be maintained among all life forms and as humans we take advantage and exploit for our unfounded needs.

There comes a point where everyone dies, the physical body can no longer perform essential processes. The divine part of our being, most commonly referred to as our soul, however, transcends scientific explanations. It lives on. Destruction of the flesh is not the ending of life. Like energy is never lost but changes from one form to another and the existence of different planes/dimensions, so too is life.

We live in an era ruled by technology, but before we became so advanced people relied on the sun to tell time, the lunar stages to plant crops and to make other decisions and deductions. The people of antiquity (Babylonians, Assyrians) worshiped the moon, the sun and stars and so became masters of astrology. They dedicated a day to each of the five planets known to them and with the sun and moon made up the seven-day week:

Satur (Saturn) day, Sun-day and Mon (Moon) day.

See, it all fits together.

It’s amazing the diversity in the customs and beliefs of the people throughout the world. Let’s take for example funerary practices: accodring to Herodotus, the Callatians ate the flesh of their fathers. To them this could have been a sign of respect and a means of staying connected to them. Given that interpretation the cremation of the dead, as the Greeks did would be unacceptable, therefore, “Right” and “wrong” is relative to the paradigm with which you’re using.

Everything is open to interpretation; that’s the beauty of life. The sense of not really knowing that leads to a realm of possibilities. At the end, it’s about never stop questioning, because a stimulated mind is essential to life.

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Earth Hour 2015

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Climate Change is a phenomenon that we’ve been hearing more about mainly due to that fact that we have only recently started experiencing its severe effects. Some fools have decided that its all rubbish and humans have nothing to do with it. But you know better..I know better, and so, Saturday March 28th for one hour (8:30 to 9:30pm) all lights are going off as a way of raising awareness about climate change.

It’s important people understand the dire consequences of lack of action. We are the last generation that can do something but the window of opportunity is slowing closing and although we may not be able to stop it there are things we can do to slow it down giving us time to adapt and find alternatives.

It shouldn’t have to get to the point where our children and their children have to suffer for our actions. They should have the opportunity to experience life in its full glory as we have been so privileged to do. But politics as usual is the problem, everyone talks a big game but have nothing to show for it. How bad would things have to get for us to take it seriously? Let’s not forget that nature doesn’t need us, in fact she will thrive in our absence.

With that being said, how do you intend on using your power? You can start by joining the movement at http://earthhour.org and making a pledge. It can be anything, from restricting the use of plastic bags, using energy saving bulbs or simply turning the lights off when not in use. It’s practical!

I will be spending my Earth Hour in Grenada at the official event organised by Prickly Bay Marina in collaboration with Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) Grenada. Find an event in your area and support, if there’s none, work towards organizing your own next year!

Climate change is not just the issue of the hour, it’s the issue of our generation. – Sudhanshu Sarronwala

Earth Hour shows what is possible when we unite in support of a cause: no individual action is too small, no collective vision is too big.- Ban Ki-moon

Attitude of Gratitude

       Gratitude: It’s the moments of recognition, when our hearts and minds are conscious of our treasures and so act accordingly.

We need to have appreciation for the simple things in life and understand that we are fortunate and the little things we take for granted someone else is longing for.

You must Count Your Blessings.

From having good health, strength and endurance.
Family & friends who love you; a support system behind you.
A roof over your head, clothes on your back and every night there’s food on the table.
The opportunity to learn, to freely go about without the fear of being bombed.
Most importantly, we must be ever so thankful for life. It’s the greatest blessing.
Another day  brings another opportunity to not take for granted the things you did yesterday.
You must not let the pain and tragedies of yesterday shape tomorrow.
You were given free will and so you must choose to be positive and try your best to remain in that state of mind.

Have A Grateful Heart!