A Reason To Smile
Since today is the first day of the rest of “our lives”, we should make the best of it by sharing the best of ourselves with one another. Truth is this; many of us have experienced “emotional betrayal” from those we deemed to be 100% loyal. However, it is now time for “us” to be freed from the “emotional prison” that has held us hostage for such a very long time.
Genuine friendship is the key that unlocks the opportunity to become free in mind, body and soul. I encourage you to accompany me along this journey that will provide us with the chance to live our best life possible. By keeping this in your mind we can build a friendship that can never be affected by distance nor time.
In all honesty, in all truth, I’m seeking a friend who is willing to share smiles and laughs as we provide each other with the much needed strength in times of weakness. If this is you, I pledge my loyalty, commitment, and undivided attention in every way I’m able to. I was once told that it (sometimes) takes a lot of rain to find a rainbow. Why? Because into every life some rain must fall, and once you befriend me, you will not only become my rainbow by my pot of gold as well.
In closing I challenge you to forget all of the reasons why it won’t work , but to believe in the one reason why it will!
By: Lawrence E. Buckner Jr. #48324-039
There comes a time in each of our lives we have experienced, what is called to most if not all, “Broken Moments.” It was once said that, “without a foe, a person will never know their true strength.”
From the exiting of the womb, until the grave, every one of us will experience unfavorable circumstances that will either strengthen our resolve or utterly destroy us. Because we lack the desire to fight with every fiber of our being when these moments arrive, we must go deep within ourselves to find and embrace inner strength that will become the phenomenal force of our essential deliverance, which in time, will bring forth the true resurrection of self.
And this, my friend, is the true secret of the Phoenix. We have to go inside our self to find ourselves. In other words, we have to destruct, reconstruct, and instruct ourselves in order to prevail. Every question that you seek an answer to is already inside of you. Once you realize that there is an opportunity within every crisis, you will be much better at advancing yourself as well as others whom you directly or indirectly influence.
To overcome is to become a pillar to society in its entirety. When broken moments are seen in a positive light, we will come to realize as well as accept that within every broken moment is a desire to grow, improve, elevate, and ascend. For true strength is made manifest in how we deal with every encounter. Our strength will always shape our perception. Which will determine if we will survive these broken moments. Always keep in the forefront of your mind that “broken moments” are meant to strengthen, because only in “broken moments” will we be able to find our true purpose in life, our true self!
What Is Beautiful
By: Lawrence E. Buckner Jr. #48324-039
Upon viewing this multidimensional question, one will most definitely realize that although there are many answers to this question, the truth of this is how many of the answers pertaining to this question come from a universal understanding of 360 degree knowledge, wisdom, and understanding? So, in all humility, I will present you a universal answer from a man of universal understanding …
During each stage of my youthful cognitive development, my inner perception of beauty was constantly being shaped, molded, and fashioned by all the elements of my childhood environment, which were my peers, the media, and family members who I at one point in time idolized. So the very seed of my distorted perception of what beautiful really is, came forth from the distorted people, places, and things which I unconsciously as well as consciously allowed to govern my life.
While in perpetual pursuit to obtain knowledge of self, the meaning of beautiful perpetually transformed within the chambers of my inner most being. “How so?”… you might ask. Because within each degree of higher understanding also was a renewing of my mind. Beautiful, makes you beautiful to some or beautiful to all. When a person is truly beautiful, their entire being resonates at a frequency so high, that the universe will most definitely conspire on their behalf. The requirements of being beautiful is to have a non-judgmental mentality; to demonstrate generosity and compassion as well as empathy. To be selfless and patient in matters where others are concerned. To speak of only wonderful things in the building up of the character of those who are permitted to reside in your sphere of influence. But, most importantly, to recognize and embrace your spirituality while accepting your divinity. Beautiful is a divine attribute that can only be achieved through spiritual ascension by detaching yourself from a worldly mindset. Once this is accomplished, you will know what and who beautiful is, because beautiful has become you.