I was listening to Mary J Blige song My Life yesterday and after loving that song and album for so many years and hearing the song itself countless times....I finally get it.

Life can be only what you make it
When youre feelin down
You should never fake it
Say whats on your mind
And youll find in time
That all the negative energy
It would all cease

And youll be at peace with yourself
You wont really need no one else
Except for the man up above
Because hell give you love

I love Mary....she helped me to open my eyes. 2009 has been AMAZING!!!! Blessings have been abundant....GOD IS GREAT!!

Forgiveness is necessary for true freedom and happiness.

"Say whats on your mind and you'll find in time that all the negative energy it would all cease"...Mary J Blige

Real life in 5....4....3...2...1..... I miss my family so much.I really want to go on a tell all rant about my life right now. The fact that I want to is a breakthrough. I am not one to share my struggles, well.. I try not to burden people with "What Im Going Through". I have shifted a bit in that thinking for two reasons.

1. Holding on to all these thoughts is holding me down like a weight.

2. I REALLY want to be HAPPY and FREE!!!!

Bitterness, wrath, anger, jealousy, envy, regret,and doubt are poison to the mind, body and soul. We have to be true to ourselves. How can you truly experience the happiness that is here for all of us if we allow these emotions to coax us away from what is rightfully ours. FREEDOM!!! HAPPINESS!!! We have been given a spirit of LOVE, POWER and A SOUND MIND!

My goodness I have made some bad decisions in the past...some days I wake up guilt ridden...angry...and full of regret. Sometimes it seems so difficult to pull myself out of that state of mind because its so easy to feel sorry for yourself.

But wait a minute....IM AWAKE!!! WORD!!! THANK YOU GOD!!!!

Be grateful for life, appreciate every breath. It takes time. I know this. And I am starting right now....NOW.


momowilly said...

Yay! Breathe deep and inhale all the beauty life has to offer Precise! You deserve it! Life is AWESOME!!!

Precise said...

Mo u r so right...LIFE IS AWESOME

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Deirdra said...

I love when people speak the truth because it's such a powerful & positive thing. It's a shame that we pervert it and use it in such negative ways. That's how we become toxic to ourselves and to others.

Being truthful and living a positive life perpetuates itself and that's something *worth* sharing.... Keep doing your thing man!

Anonymous said...

I feel ya, Homey....being true to oneself is the best advice ANYONE can give. When you're not true to yourself and others, you are bascially living a lie. Better to say whats on your bird and get rid of the feeling/thought/emotion than to keep it bottled up. Too many times, people don't say what they really feel, attempting to mask their opinions to save someone's feelings. Well, the down side to that is you are causing more damage by NOT being truthful; eventually, it will come out along with other residual stuff that didn't get flushed the 1st time around. I know from experience that when you tell the truth & say exactly whats on your mind, you don't harbor any ill feelings....MDStylin

ProvocativeElement said...

whenever you hear of someone lifting a weight, laying down a heavy spriritual load, having a divine epiphany - it is always inspiring, as it says to the rest of us still carrying uneccessary emotions and perspectives - "It can happen for you too. In an instant, your spirit can be free"

thank you for the inspiration

Tasha said...

You hit it right on the head Eddy. We must all learn to really listen to what messages the world gives to us, written, songs, poems and conversation.

You are right LIFE IS AWESOME!

We must learn to intake the beauty that life has to offer, even in the midst of hate, killings and the negative.

Thank you for sharing and being a true inspiration to all of us.

Anonymous said...

You are right. Life IS truly awesome and Yah truly loves us and wants us to let it go so that we can move on. Thank you for sharing.

wali said...

This is a moto i've tried to follow for a long time now... it's callled "stress free". From lame cats doing no good or to foul shorties livin' trife live. although we can't figure them all out til we cross paths the knowledge is there to pursue the right path... so peace be upon you my brotha.

Joie de Vivre said...

You never disappoint, sir. Mary's words are one thing, but having them come from a source thats a bit closer to home means even more to me. Thanks for your encouragement...

R said...

DUDE! the very 1st time I heard this song, it woke me up out of my sleep. I wasn't a real fan of hers until I heard this song. My favorite Mary song of all time, with respect to Roy Ayers

Anita said...

Precise, your msg was so on point. I stayed in a bad marriage for years, because I didn't simply open my mouth and say how I really felt! Once I stopped being complacent and began standing up for what I wanted, expected, and needed, my life instantly changed for the better! I became FREE to be me. No longer did I sacrifice my happiness b/c I didn't want to hurt his feelings, or disappoint him or feel bad for how I was feeling, or any other number of reasons I stayed silent for so long.

I just thank God for keeping me and loving me, even during the times I didn't love myself!

ALL said...

Thats a great way to put it and your words have made me think on some things i wake up regretting as well...time to Let It Go! you are right sir.

Sandria Washington said...

Thanks for directing me to this particular post today--definitely an on time message. Similar to you, I don't really like to share with others what and when "I'm going through" but I wear my emotions and that negative energy in my eyes, in my voice and my overall presence, despite how much I say "I'm fine!" This MJB song has always been a favorite of mine and the words are so profound. It's a reminder for me to not "fake it" and learn to walk in my honesty and truth...be real with "myselves" (I'm claiming my multiple personalities, lol). Slowly I am learning to stop faking it when I'm feeling down and out of sorts; just learning to let people know that, "Hey, today (or right now) isn't a good time for me. I need a little me time." It's definitely a process though, for someone like me who has always relied on staying to myself and keeping my problems to myself. But, I want to be free and happy and transparent...go through my personal thaw and get to the heart of what's beneath all the ice. Thanks for sharing your insights. It is received.