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What brings change?


The answer:  INSPIRATION

 Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ A Great Inspiration

 A movement equals Change. Change equals the physical Act of doing. It is only by the Empowerment that we Give to others through Encouragement and Inspiration that a Movement for Change can become True.

 Why was Martin Luther King, Jr. such an inspiration for those in the past as well as for those now in our present? I believe it is through his passion to immobilize the thoughts of Hate throughout the nation and bring forth Peace to those that have been yearning for better todays and longing for better tomorrows.

 A promoter of Peace will always encourage, will always inspire and will always empower. It is through these actions that any Change can come about in what can be a hateful environment.

“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Let’s strive to create a world of peace in a troubled economy, in troubled personal times and in a troubled society through the use of empowering others through encouragement and inspiration.

What is YOUR DREAM??

I have a dream that one day we will have more compassion instead of greed, that we will have more understanding instead of judgments. ~ Ailee

 “Seek peace, and pursue it.” ~ Proverbs 34:14

January 17, 2011 Posted by | Inspiration | , | Leave a comment

Russell Simmons Book


Another great celebrity that has inspired me on Twitter is Russell Simmons, a.k.a. uncleRUSH. He is a legend in the Hip Hop community, known for Phat Farm Clothing Line, Def Comedy Jam and brother to Run, a.k.a. RevRunWisdom on Twitter from Run DMC back in the day. He is currently doing a reality show, “Running Russell” on Oxygen Network and is a success in all that he does.

What inspires me about him is his kindness for humans, animals and his dedication to his Meditation and Yoga. A very calm, natured soul that strives to help others through charity as well as just giving some really good advice in seeking your inner soul.

His book, “Super Rich, A Guide to Having it All.” is now on pre-order and available at Borders and will be available January 4, 2011. Be sure to get yours now!!

December 1, 2010 Posted by | Books, Compassion, Inspiration | Leave a comment

Tyrese Gibson’s New Book


This man has truly inspired me over the last two months as I follow him on Twitter. I was always a fan of his music and movies but he has shown us all how human he can be by his interactions and kindness in helping others.

From street-smart to book-smart, his new book “How to Get Out of Your Own Way” is now on pre-order through Barnes & Noble and will be out April 7, 2011. Be sure to get yours now!!

November 24, 2010 Posted by | Books, Compassion, Inspiration | Leave a comment

Are you in Good Company?


Tyrese Gibson wrote this quote on Twitter, “I’d rather go where I’m celebrated not where I’m tolerated.”

This is a very powerful statement. You can have an enormous amount of friends, family, coworkers and associates but not all of them will like you nor will they have your back. Some will either celebrate your presence in the form of a warm welcoming or tolerate your presence with a short lip, ignore you or even worse smile in your face and talk behind your back.

It’s really sad that no matter what you do, you just can’t please everyone. The positive side to that is that you can choose to be around winners. Winners have no problem with you because deep inside there is no ulterior motive, no judgment or inferiority. Winners are usually always happy with themselves and when people are happy with themselves they generate happiness by giving it to others.

When you realize the ones that you need to cut out in your life, you have every right to choose not to deal with them anymore. If you love yourself, you’ll do what’s right for you. You should always surround yourself with positive people as much as you can.

Friends are hard to come by especially when you get older so make the best of who you see and meet, be wise in your choices and try not to judge. “Being yourself is beautiful, your personality is beautiful so let it shine.” ~ Ailee

November 11, 2010 Posted by | Inspiration | Leave a comment

“What unites all beings is their desire for Happiness.”……Dalai Lama


This is sooooo true!! Ask yourself when was the last time you were the happiest? I believe you would say it was when I was surrounded by many people that shared an interest in my joy.

It’s very hard to be happy all by yourself because the most happiness comes when you are able to share that happiness with others. Think about all the social networks such as Facebook and Twitter that bring so many people together everyday and nearly every hour because there is something that we all get from it. It can be a shared quote, a shared idea, a shared piece of information. All in all, it is something that is shared in joy.

Of course there are other instances where there may be no appreciation for a shareness of joy, where there seems to be more of an interest in a criticism, a harsh remark.

“When we ignore the question of the impact our actions have on others’ well-being, inevitably we end up hurting them.” ~ Dalai Lama

Because we live in such a “hurried” society where thoughts, actions and words are at times used in “haste,” we don’t even realize we may be hurting others with our thoughts and actions, until someone says and I’m sure you’ve heard this many times during the past couple of years…..”I’m Offended!!”

“Our prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ~ Dalai Lama

Ever since I came across this quote it truly inspired me as to how much we are all lacking in giving to others. This day and age is now considered a “Me” generation so in reading Dalai Lama’s moving quotes he always focused on one most important thing and that thing is…”COMPASSION.”

October 18, 2010 Posted by | Compassion, Happiness, Inspiration, Love, Quotes | 1 Comment

   

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