Remember this one? It's not foreign for black men to be men, perception is everything. As much as our views are molded by the acceptance of media fed views and systematic injustices which warrant a demeaned representation of Brown and Black people. I choose to see the positive, influence those individuals I can access, positively and continue to pray for the future of inter-cultural and multi-cultural unification. Intelligent people understand differences, accepting those who are different soo strongly, that we not only celebrate the things which unite us and also that which makes us different. The unspoken rule , it today's society, which assumptively suggests that individuals must hate one to love the other is preposterous. A clear understanding of humanity, culture, and truth suggests just the opposite. Injustice requires accountability. Equality requires sacrifice. Change requires acceptance. Love is the only thing that will unite - it is the glue that holds it all together. Do you love yourself? How can you begin to love your culture or even those outside of it? How can you begin to love yourself if you have been systematically taught to hate yourself or see yourself from a mediocre perspective? It begins with a fresh start, a conscious decision to clean out the cupboards of your soul, digging out and carefully handling the truth of your existence and releasing all thinking that does not, will not and cannot prosper your mindset. For those who were raised to believe or accepted the media-fed perceptions, you may denounce those false perceptions, and take the initiative and open your mind to meeting the very people your life hasn't afforded you to know for yourself. You can seek out opportunities to grow and develop relationships that foster the kind of life you want to live; representing the kind of person you want to be. I have always been asked how I end up in such diverse environments in my life, part of it is that I sought them out. The biggest part is that I have always prayed to see the world and live my life with people who represent how heaven will look. I find that it is filled with every color, every culture, every faith, within every sexual orientation. Ultimately God makes the decisions but our most important request of God, to 'love' finds many of us still refusing to choose love when pride, jealousy, envy, and bitterness get in the way. I love the beauty of Black Men United. I also love the idea of White People United. The problem is allowing everyone to begin with a fair chance at unification and a fair opportunity to succeed. It is possible that All Men Unite. . . I just hope that I don't have to wait to get to heaven to see it with my own eyes. Be well and inspired. #SpeakRes
Toseima J is the author of this blog. The type of person who looks forward to encouraging those around her. This blog is dedicated to the stories, experiences, and people who help make us all better, stronger, and wiser in all the ways God intended. SPEAK RESILIENCE is a blog that will certainly encourage, inspire, and uplift you; no matter how you pray, how you live, or who you choose to be in your life! Thank you for stopping by, sharing, and posting your comments. Knowing you are here, matters; you matter.