Rise early. Listen well.
Let freeing truth within you swell.
Here's what swole within me early this morning...
A simple thought about SPIRIT. Its essence
means "BREATH." Spirit is a principle that animates
and vitalizes. So, let that be your benchmark
for spirituality that is worth keeping. And practicing.
Ask yourself, "Does it make me more alive? Does it
cause me to be a better carrier and expresser of life?"
If your answer feels like "No, not really," don't despair.
It is a wakeful moment to learn the difference
between breath, and asphyxiation. With breath --
with true spirit -- rules and rulers are simply not needed.
There is order, without oppression. So, INHALE YOUR FREEDOM DEEPLY.
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. ✍🏾