How To Be An Introvert And Win Friends- By Infinite Waters

This video was so much of an inspiration to me, as a conscious individual who has for the longest time felt like a loner and has been an introvert. Watching this video may have changed my life, and I hope that it can inspire someone else’s.

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How "Black Lives" Can Matter

The cries have been heard across the country, it has been heard in the distance of other countries as well. “Black Lives Matter!” The movement began its peak in 2012 at the death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. It raised its voice even louder following the unlawful shooting of Michael Brown. Following both tragedies there have been numerous amounts of cases involving unarmed black males who have died at the hands of law enforcement. The African American community screams “Black Lives Matter” because they are sick and tired of the devil… Being the devil.

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It is time that we bring our focus back to home. How can we be mad at a system, whose sole design was to exploit, and use the people for its own greater good? We say, “We hate these devils!” “The devil is the man in power, and we have to fight his power over us!” “These devils…” It is foolish for us to be angry at the devil for simply living its nature, but if the devil is able to find its way into your home, then well, it is time that we begin asking the question, “Well who the hell let the devil inside?” It is time for us to take responsibility.

Yes, black lives matter. Why does black lives matter? Because a “black life” is a life from the hands of the creator. What are the trees? What are the oceans? What is the Sun? The Moon? The Animals? Are they a part of life? Created by whom? I say this because, the same right that we, of the African American community, feel that we have to shout “Black Lives Matter” for the injustice that has been played against us, is the same right that the animals, the trees, and the oceans would have for saying “Nature Lives Matter!” Are you following me?

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Do black lives matter to black lives? In the past two weeks, there have been 30 fatal shootings in Charlotte NC. A total of 20 black lives killed. Shot to death by another black life. On my campus, North Carolina A&T, cops are always swarming the area because about every night, there are shots being heard, there is someone being robbed, assaulted… What’s happening in your neighborhood? Black lives are threatened by their own kind. But why isn’t this the argument of the Black Lives Matter Movement?

What are these protests, by these organizations, screaming and shouting for justice, doing subconsciously? They don’t have our minds right. We are acting emotional, rather than being logical, hosting more of the feminine nature within our decision making tactics. We are the real distractions on ourselves from what we should be focusing on, which is preserving our own nation, our own race.

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The argument should be for unity, for peace, and for love without our own communities. The Black Lives Matter movement should move within the ghettos, within the HBCU’s, and in every community where black lives reside; enforcing that we ourselves enforce the justice that comes from the righteousness of God. We must protest love on our own selves, within our own communities, or else. We have to matter to ourselves before we can start expecting anyone else to take us serious when we say, “We are human beings and demand to be treated as such!” Are you treating yourself, or your fellow brother or your fellow sister, as a human being? Getting down to the root of that question is where the fight must begin, before there is even an actual fight for anything else.

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Black Lives Matter should shift the gears of their arguments towards the fact that we need to incorporate more black owned business. We need to support our black businesses, the ones who are around so that they will in the latter, have the opportunity to branch out, expand their business, and become a place of opportunity for other black workers. We must demand that men learn the law of contracting, trade, stocks & bonds. So that the black man can have something he calls his own, and does not have to keep on depending on anyone else or go anywhere else, looking to find some stability to bring back to his own home.

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Black Lives Matter should argue on the schooling and nutrition of our children. Demand for us to eat in the consciousness of our health, so that we and our children can live long and are not faced with the chronic health illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, heart diseases…

The demand should be that parents pay more attention to their kids schooling, and not allow for education to only start and end inside of the institution, but see to it that education is going on 24 hrs within the home.

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The Black Lives Matter movement should protest against the men who mistreat their women, the women who mistreat themselves, and the lack of love that there between the black man and woman. The black lives matter movement should be advocates for love within every black community. There should be counseling, and seminars speaking for the coming together of black families. We should all be saying, to our fellow brothers and sisters, “if you in any way, cause any harm against your own kind, you will be dealt with accordingly.”

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Should indeed be the message for the race of the black man, woman, and child. It is the lack of love that keeps us divided, it is the lack of love and the presence of fear that keeps us killing each other, and it is the lack of love that keeps us so apart from God. So much that we are in denial of the presence of him that is within us.

How can black lives matter? Black lives will begin to matter once every black life can see the harm that they have done to themselves and to those around them. We have to matter to ourselves before we can go out demanding from other races, and for the whole world, to see us and recognize us as another creation from the most high who should be treated as a brother, a sister, and as family. We have to first want to become family with our own family. We have to set our ego aside, forgive the past and let it be, and start moving towards righteousness.

This is truly the only way that “Black Lives” can start to matter. If not this, then you are a hypocrite to your own pledge…

What Love Need's…

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Good morning or evening friends. Wherever you are, I hope that this message reaches you well. I have some serious news to pass on to everyone throughout the globe. However, I would like to forewarn you, that what I’m about to say could mean the end of the world as you know it. It could change your emotions from joy and laughter to tears and pain, and then back again.
What I have to say…
In the words of the magnificent Stevie Wonder, “Love’s in need of love today”.

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In this present time, we are seeing the world at a suffering state. After many years of fighting oppression and racism, black people are still having to scream out “Black Lives Matter.” We are at the potential of entering into a war that will be like no war that came before it. A war that would see a death rate of millions across the globe. A spiritual war.

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We are seeing that unity comes through anger and frustration. Emotions that still divides. People are still divided within communities, more families are falling apart, long lasting friendships and relationships are ending, or have ended already. Trust and loyalty is more questionable. People are preferring to rather stay to themselves and be individuals vs. combining with other lives in the world. Love has become obsolete.

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Relationships are apparent to be so rare today. There are more promotions for the single life and awesome that is, than are there shares of couples and how awesome it is to have a partner. Relationships have become such a rare thing that when seen, people either congratulate it “OMG! Look at that couple! Wow that’s nice to see”. Or hate on it, “Look at them, I give them a month… a week… ehh, a few days and they’ll be done. You can’t trust these hoes.”
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You should know that I do not make any of this stuff up. These are statements that I have actually heard coming out of peoples mouths. A majority of us have stopped believing in love. A majority of us don’t know what love is.
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Our nature is not to hate. Our nature is not to be divided or to divide ourselves from one another. I have said this many times and people have agreed, that we are naturally loving spiritual beings who have lost touch with our spiritual selves. It is not that we want to fight each other, kill each other, or separate from one another, but what we are involved in, in this present time is the game defined by philosopher Herbert Spencer known as, “survival of the fittest”. We are in survival mode.
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“Everybody wants to be famous
  Nobody wants to be nameless, aimless
  People act shameless
  Tryna live like entertainers” – “Dirtee Cash” by Dizzee Rascal
There are many of us who feel like we have to be someone other than ourselves. Taking upon a whole new identity. We feel as if we have to prove something to be something, and we have to be involved with certain people, to matter to other people. Or we feel that we have to be a mirage of a trending look, create an illusion that we have a certain amount of money, in order to be looked at. We do things because we feel that these are the things that makes us feel complete, but that is wrong, and we are never left complete. Something is always missing, and that something is the you inside which you have lost connection with, your true identity, your true being, your spirit.
We are loving beings by nature, but our love needs love. We need to connect back into our heart space and let our heart be our guides, not our minds. The mind is a wonderful thing but a dangerous thing when given too much power of control.
The Mind vs. The Heart
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The mind gives you what you want. The heart gives you what you need.
Following your mind may take you where you want to go, but following your heart will lead you to where you need to be. At the end of the day we each choose the path we walk on, but it is a very serious choice which is not realized. What you choose to follow, either the heart or the mind, will be the decision maker for the kind of life that you’ll live as well as the people who live in it with you. However, the heart loves us so much, that if we tell it that our mind is in control of things, it will say “ok”, and will easily let the mind be its guide.
The mind is good, because it helps us think about choices before we finalize them and it helps us see other options. But the heart is our confirmation, the heart verifies, and it is what helps enlighten the mind. Without the heart, the mind will only falsely think that it is enlightened and aware, and that is the ego in charge.

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The world is seeing much suffering, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The path towards change begins with unity. In order for there to be unity however, we need to unite ourselves with our heart space. Unite ourselves with God, because that is the only way that we’ll be able to unite ourselves with each other.
aaahelpingthepoorWe need to do things not to receive, but because it fulfills us to give.
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We need to quit our defense mechanism of being strangers, and welcome ourselves to talking to and meeting new people. We should feel comfortable with talking to someone who may be by themselves, or the ones who we notice are often quiet. These are the ones who suffer silently, because they feel as if they have no one to talk to. I have found that the consequences of individuals being left to suffer alone, tend to be suicide, or non-stopping self inflicting pain which soon leads to suicide.
We need to stop being afraid of Love, and start Loving each other! It is the only way that we’ll be able to see the positive change in the world if that’s what we really want to see for ourselves, and the generations to come.
We need to stop letting society be our guide, and just follow what our heart tells us.
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We need to have the mindset of wanting to rather work out our issues than splitting apart because we are afraid of pain. We must stop avoiding pain and accept it for what it is. Which is a necessary discomfort that helps us evolve in our awareness of things, and evolve within ourselves because every ounce of pain received has a dose or two of a lesson.
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Love is in need of Love today, but in order for True Love to manifest, we must begin… Today.
You know how to change the world, so change it. It’s not hard.