Week 24.  To thine own self be true….

“This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”  Shakespeare 

We shorten it to: “to thine own self be true.”  By being true to ourselves we can make the biggest impact in our lives and the lives of others.  

Trusting the universe.  Don’t let anyone or anything define your limits.  At age 7 I was told that I was legally blind.  The teacher moved me between the front row and the blackboard.  Every single day was one of total embrassement for me. I could feel the eyes of the entire class on me. I could hear the snickers and jokes.  As a second grader it was far more than I thought I could handle.

Add to the fact that I was a person with white skin in a family of black people didn’t help.  My big brother would get into fights just to protect me from the constant bullying, taunting and humiliating comments.  I lived my own life of quiet desperation.  And then I was in the hospital for two weeks after eating some bad Chinese food.  I turned yellow.  It was a lot for a young person.  Early on I learned that life was going to be what I made of it.  

Over time I over came not being able to drive — now I do.  Not being able to see as others do — the computer revolution really helped me and I embraced it.  Being in service to others is how I try to live my life.  Giving to get has been a mantra for me for a long time.   ( I even created a business model that I pitched to a celebrity a few years ago). I have relied on my creativity and mind. Because I wanted young people to learn that they can achieve whatever they work for — I became a teacher.  

Trusting in the universe –God–provided jobs when I needed them, housing when it looked as though I might be on the street, food when I had nothing.  There was a time when I would create excitement by changing up my meal plan from franks and beans to one of beans and franks.  True story.  But trust and faith got me and get me through. 

So when I heard about the master key program I jumped on it.  For the first time I found a program that finally put forth thoughts and concepts in a formal program that I have always believed in over my life.  I have known what my true self is, to some degree, but I couldn’t fully articulate nor did I have a plan to achieve it.  Now I do.  I am so thankful to Msrk J and the fab D and all the Master key cohorts. 

If we are true to ourselves we can truly embrace Mathew 6:34. “So never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own troubles.”

It’s not the material things that make us truly happy.  It’s finding and following our true calling.  If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life.  Finding your bliss is what it’s all about.  Nothing else matters if you hope to escape a quiet life of desperation.  

Over the past few months I have connected with hundreds of albinos around the world.  I am learning new things, cultures and people.  If you don’t know, in some places. 

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/17/world/africa/josephat-torner-albinism-tanzania/

Life is a journey and I am moving closer to a higher purpose each and every day.  I am finding more  security’s do happiness  within myself.  Change is from within.  Understand and follow your true spirit.   Today I am walking down the right path all based on to thine own self be true. 

So get up and harness your future.  Do it now.  Not tomorrow but now.  

Men take note.  From the 1996 movie “Phenomnon” with John Travolta.  “Every woman has her chair, something she needs to put herself into, Banes. You ever figure out what Lisa’s chairs were and buy ’em?”  Find out what your spouse’s passion is and mentally buy into it each and every day.



Give your gift unselfishly to the world.  A random act of kindness will come back to you– when and how ?  Who knows.  At minimum you will feel good. 

Check out this short film. 

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10154891700245531

“When you spot your flower you can’t let anything get in the way.”  What’s your flower?

Believe.

Do it now. 

Thank you!!!!

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2 thoughts on “Week 24.  To thine own self be true….

  1. As someone who has never enjoyed the works of Shakespeare, I was wowed with the image in your post. I had NO IDEA so many phrases in today’s language can be traced back to his works.

    And as I read through your post, I was touched by your heartfelt tale of your journey. I can see your commitment to your DMP, your persistence, and your kind and generous heart. Wishing you every happiness as we end our formal MKMMA Journey and you continue on your Hero’s Journey.

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