I’ve always adored family, family is what kept me strong when I was young, it maintained my youth, it expressed to me, life. See, family brings those things you long for when you’re alone like, love, safety, nourishment, good times, connection, and meaningful existence. Now, some may say, “well I get those things all on my own”, ok, maybe you’ve trained your mind to be so positive but your heart still has a void. Some of us are so afraid of listening to out hearts that we train our minds to have a voice that blocks it out.
Where would I be without you Love? For it is you that gave me identity. -Apollo
We’re missing something and we are afraid to admit it.
Family is special, it brings us things that we cannot find anywhere else outside of it. Now, family does not mean those who share your tree lineage and exclude everyone else. It expands beyond that, which is the beauty of what family is. You can meet some people today and as you all continue to connect and grow, you become a family. Your homeboy is your family, your best-friend girl is your family. We are all sisters & brothers.
Family is important, and it is definitely a necessity for the black man and black woman. Have you noticed the divinity in our communities? Our schools? It’s getting better, but a separation still exists, and that separation is between the “self” and “identity“. Many of us don’t know who we are pass the flesh and from that, many of us have become our insecurities. Belief systems are creating “believable” existences.
Wake up from the trance!
Many of us don’t know how to love, many of us have hate in our hearts because we’ve never experienced love or when we thought we knew love, we were let down by our expectations. Love requires no expectation nor any force. Love is not lust, which is temporary desires for affection, however many times it is mistaken for it. Love simply is and it will simple be, that’s true love. We must bring love back as a constant word in our vocabulary and manifest it as our daily habit. What makes us strong is our ability to love, it makes us powerful and eternal because God is love and God is in each and everyone of us.
Let’s love. Lets love in our communities, lets love in our homes, lets love in our schools, in our work, in our conversations, in our actions, in our circles,