This feat is done by knowing
who's agenda is on
Who's orders are you carrying out?
It's a terribly inconvenient question to ask and answer.
But it is how reign is made.
They don't cave,
but sometimes WE do.
Our inner _____ collapses
from the weight of outer _____.
So we must ask the Architect:
"Exactly how much pressure
is the structure of my life
designed to withstand?
Am I in need of upgrades,
a complete gutting?"
Oh, wait. What's that?
I am the Architect?
I am the Architect.
It's up to me to speak
and write accordingly.
Your pen is a hammer.
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾