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The UNION Is In A STATE…

The UNION Is In A STATE…

During President Obama’s State of the Union Address this Evening, January 25, 2011, he will discuss investing and or spending, and the topic of investing/spending for Education will most likely come up. This topic of discussion seems to have caused some consternation amongst Republicans in past months because they don’t see the need for investing/spending on education. This to Me is ridiculous because it seems that EDUCATION should be at the top of the list of things to invest in for America. Educational Investing/Spending would allow everyone to get an optimal education making America, and Americans, more competitive in a World market and putting individuals in a better position as far as being prepared to handle or live everyday life.

‘Why shouldn’t everyone have the best Education they can get?’

I’ve heard it said that some don’t want the ‘minorities’ in America to have the BEST Education that they can receive because it makes them too competitive in our Society and causes them the chance to advance. Minorities should just continue to be IGNORANT, never have Unity and continue committing GENOCIDE through violence, drugs and sex. ‘Competing with whom? Other Americans…?’  I hear this and Pray that it’s not a TRUTH, that it’s only Blindness in the eyes of a few, but then I’m most likely ‘Hoping Against Hope’ and will be the one that is Blind…

If the statement that I heard is TRUTH its Terrifyingly Sad but what’s more Saddening than that is the fact that Minorities fall for it or play right into it because of their actions and the way that they choose to live. Now I understand that a lot of individuals amongst the number of Minorities believe that they have to choose the way of life they live because ‘someone’ is holding them back from obtaining an Education and allowing them the opportunity to advance in life but this type of thinking or belief has to STOP or CHANGE because as long as Minorities have this mindset, knowing that another person or group doing ALL that they can to hold another back is Wrong and the fact of Minorities BELIEVING it as TRUTH amongst themselves is Wrong, things will never CHANGE or get better.

When we, Minorities or anyone for that matter, sees that they are being WRONGED by another it is not the time to be quiet and just allow it to happen, believing it as TRUTH and playing into it…Its time to stand and do ALL that you can in a Civilized and Peaceful manner to find a resolution that will work for ALL involved.  As long as Minorities continue to do as they have done and continue to do at present, playing into the LIE and making it TRUTH amongst their numbers, not saying to themselves, ‘This is enough! This cannot be the way things are supposed to be! It’s time to take a stand and bring about a CHANGE for the better for ALL,’ things won’t CHANGE, like President Obama hoped and pressed for in his campaign and Education will not be what America chooses to Invest or Spend its money on.

And, anyone that has the belief that ‘You will be better off by holding another back, whether individual or group, by whatever means you try to stop their progression,’ you are Wrong for thinking you should or could do this to another and your ‘COMEUPPANCE’ is around the bend.

People…America…We need to ‘Wake Up,’ come together in Unity and bring about a CHANGE for us ALL or we’ll forever be LOST!

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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The Art Of War (Playing Up Your Strengths…)

The Art of War (Playing Up Your Strengths…)

-‘Everyone knows what they are Good at and we all have the gifts and talents given to us by GOD…Let’s play UP our strengths and stop comparing ourselves to others and trying to be like them…Being OUR Unique Selves!’

                                                                                    -PM Bishop

From time to time most of us find ourselves looking to others to find our Value, comparing our appearance, what we are, what we do, what we have and how we do things to others. When we do this we tend to focus on our weaknesses instead of focusing on our strengths, in turn, causing us to question our worth and if we are GOOD enough, this type of thinking or manner of living is not good for Self-Esteem or Self-Image because in this we all seem to ‘Fall Short’ and never seem GOOD enough. How will comparing oneself to another individual or focusing on our so-called imperfections help one to know that they are GOOD enough? It won’t!

In today’s Society, the Society of ‘You have to be shaped like this to be noticed,’ ‘You have to say this to be heard,’ ‘You have to eat this to be the right shape,’ ‘You have to spend this to look successful,’ ‘You have to look like this to be considered BEAUTIFUL,’ one has to be strategic, playing up their unique strengths and talents to not only feel, but ‘KNOW,’ that they are GOOD enough. This is not about competition with others because the only ONE that you should ever compete with is You. (Competing with another means that one does not feel or know that they are GOOD enough anyway, so do away with that mindset.)

This is the NEW ‘Art of War.’ Instead of comparing yourself to others and trying to ‘battle’ them by mimicking them, know your own strengths and play them up. Don’t try to look like, act like or be like anyone else, now if they are a POSITIVE influence…use some of their POSITIVITY in your life but don’t be like anyone else because you simply cannot be. You may not have the body build of another person, or the voice of another, or the athletic abilities of another, or ANYTHING of another but you do have what was given you by GOD and those traits are definitely Strong. If you have a Great Mind…Think. If you are Good with others…Help. If you create Well…Invent. If you Speak Amazingly…Talk to the Masses…

You get the message…

My Friend, use the ‘Art of War,’ play up your Strengths, stop comparing yourself to others and be You, no one else.

‘What are You GOOD at? What are Your STRENGTHS?’

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Coffee’s Perfect Mate…Who’s Yours?

Coffee’s Perfect Mate…Who’s Yours?

‘Coffee Mate…Coffee’s Perfect Mate…’

                                    -Nestle

While enjoying My cup of Coffee this Morning, after adding the creamer and sugar to the warm, dark Beauty, the creamer container stood there motionless, staring back at Me, proclaiming through the tattoo upon it’s label, ‘I’m Coffee’s PERFECT Mate!’ ‘Hmmm…,’ I said to Myself as I kept reading that statement, that proclamation to Myself over and over again sitting there sipping My cup of Coffee, then the thought entered My Mind, ‘If Coffee Mate is Coffee’s PERFECT Mate, meaning Coffee knows it’s PERFECT Mate, then shouldn’t we have an idea of who our PERFECT Mate is?’

I mean…

We are told that we ALL have a PERFECT Mate out there somewhere, that is, if we aren’t already Happily with that individual and if you are one that is not with your PERFECT Mate then ask yourself, ‘Is My PERFECT Mate the person that I grew up Dreaming of sharing life with?’ ‘Is My PERFECT Mate that individual that I have PERFECTED upon a sheet of paper, making a list of ALL of their PERFECT attributes that suit Me to a ‘T’?’ ‘Is My PERFECT Mate that individual that everyone says I should be with or an individual that I feel everyone would be impressed with seeing Me with?’ ‘Is that PERFECT Mate of Mine, flawless or flawed, just the same as I am?’ ‘Is My PERFECT Mate a fiction or non-fiction?’ ‘Is that PERFECT Mate of Mine someone or something that I have or will settle for or is that individual TRULY the one that makes Me Happy?’ ‘Does or will My PERFECT Mate LOVE Me UNCONDITIONALLY or does their LOVE come with CONDITIONS?’ ‘My PERFECT Mate…?’

We could ask ourselves so many questions about who or what our PERFECT Mate is or should be, based upon what or who we think we deserve, what others say we should have, what or who we think would make us Happy or what or WHO we have fashioned upon a sheet of paper but whether you are with your PERFECT Mate at present, meaning you already know your PERFECT Mate, ENJOY them or you feel that you have yet to meet that individual, your PERFECT Mate is definitely out there waiting for you…you’ll discover them in due time.

Because, My Friend…if Coffee knows and it’s PERFECT Mate knows…We should know too!

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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The Power of the KISS…

The Power of the KISS…

(I read this article and I had to share it in My post today…)

‘…All I want is Your extra time and Your…KISS!’

-Prince ‘KISS’

The Hot Love Habit That Makes You Both Happier Experts say kissing more makes women feel happier. Men say it makes them feel loved. We challenged five women to just kiss more. The results? Fantastic. Learn more. By Ayana Byrd More from Redbook 10 Ways to Heat Up Your Love Life Foreplay Tips: The Moves Men Love Have the Hottest Sex of Your Life…with Your Husband 10 Ugly Truths About Men Unexpected Ways to Turn Him On Have you ever wondered why we kiss? It’s actually a strange way to spend your time — lips smooshed together, breath (good or bad) mingling, and let’s not even get into the tongue action. Yet we love it. We cheer when movie characters seal their happily-ever-afters with a smooch. A bodies-pressed-together kiss can make you remember why you adore the man who was annoying you just a minute ago. Why is that?

 “For some women, kissing is even more intimate than intercourse,” says REDBOOK contributing editor and ob/gyn Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., who devoted a whole chapter to the importance of kissing in her book What Your Mother Never Told You About S-E-X. “That deep level of connection you get when you lock lips and tongues is important.” Hutcherson isn’t just being a romantic — there’s science behind the power of kissing: It causes our bodies to release endorphins and oxytocin, hormones that help us feel happy and more attached. So it worries Hutcherson and other experts that kissing is one of the first things to dwindle when couples hit the long-term.

In a recent REDBOOK poll, 79 percent of readers said they don’t kiss their husbands nearly as much as they’d like; 14 percent said they’re lucky to do it once a day. Alise, a 41-year-old mother of two, admits that for months, “we were down to a peck in the morning, maybe not even that.” It wasn’t until she tried to figure out why the usual zing was missing from her marriage that she realized nothing had changed except that life had gotten in the way of their kissing. Hutcherson often prescribes smooches to patients like Alise, who are having sexual or relationship problems. “Getting back into the daily habit of kissing can rekindle a couple’s intimate connection,” she says. We rounded up some women to test her theory; Alise’s assignment was to plant a big fat one on her hubby at least once a day. “We’d been off it for so long that I was nervous about how he’d react,” she says. But after a week of making out more than they had since the honeymoon, she reports, “I swear we’re as giggly and as turned on as when we first met.”

Read on for five more experiments — and get ready to relearn the power of a kiss…

58 percent of readers… Don’t smooch their husbands as much as they used to 24 percent … Say they only kiss their partner as a lead-up to sex…

Experiment No. 1: A Total Kissing Switcheroo “I pride myself on being adventurous and creative in bed, but my kissing routine is, I have to admit, pretty boring,” Malikh, 29, told REDBOOK. “After four years of the same thing, I wondered if my husband was in the mood for something different.” She followed this advice from William Cane, author of The Art of Kissing,to shake things up. “Slide your mouth to his cheek and then his ear, then back to his mouth,” Cane said. “Also try different things with your hands, like rubbing his back, so it becomes a full-body experience.” Bingo! “My husband immediately went from his just-getting-home-from-work mood to being ready for action. Now I have it in my bag of tricks for when I want to initiate intimacy without just saying, ‘Hey, want to have sex?'”

Experiment No. 2: Making Over His Smooch Style Twenty-five percent of women in our poll said they’ve successfully made over a guy’s kissing style. That was welcome news for Zora,* 35. “My fiancé kisses like a junior high kid,” she said when we first spoke to her. “It’s lots of aggressive tongue-swirling, and I’m always wet around my mouth afterward — blech.” Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of the upcoming book The Science of Kissing, says that might be chalked up to man kissing versus woman kissing. “Research suggests that men may have an unconscious tendency to swap lots of spit because they transfer testosterone (which raises libido over time) to their mate through their saliva.” An interesting explanation, but it obviously wasn’t working for Zora. So to gently redirect her fiancé’s style, Cane suggested this fix: “Ask him to stand still and not kiss you back for one full minute while you kiss him the way you want to be kissed.” When Zora did, she couldn’t believe how quickly things improved. “I planted a slow, dry one with minimal tongue on him. Then I asked him to try to do the same back to me and, A-plus! He knows I adore him, so luckily his feelings weren’t hurt — and he hasn’t returned to his old ways.”

Experiment No. 3: All Kissing (No Sex!) for a Week Kissing had become a novelty for Audrey, 43, and her husband. “We’re affectionate but rarely kiss, even when we have sex,” she said. Bad move, Kirshenbaum says: “Whether a couple has been together for four months or 40 years, kissing promotes feelings of intimacy and security.” Did more kissing but no ba-da-bing make Audrey and her husband feel even closer? “On the first day we kissed big time, and it was hard not to jump in the sack, but surprisingly there was only one slip-up the whole week — our eighth anniversary came four days after I started the experiment, and I fell off the wagon. The sex was amazing, and it was hard to go back to abstinence after that. But doing this reminded us how much we love kissing, and the payoff was hot.”

Experiment No. 4: A Very Public Display of Affection “My husband always wants to make out in public — on the subway, in line at the market. What are we, teenagers?” says Sunny, 34. “It feels wrong to have people witnessing an intimate moment.” Cane’s advice: “The shared adrenaline rush that comes from an unexpected kiss can make a couple feel more bonded. Why not try it?” Sunny psyched herself up and did just that after a dinner date one night. “We stopped on a bench in Central Park and, surrounded by tons of people, I turned my properness meter off and open-mouth kissed him. I enjoyed it and realize now how many opportunities to be affectionate with him I’d been missing. I did, however, have to clarify my boundaries. After our little make-out session, he admitted that he’d almost grabbed my boob! Kissing, yes; groping, no.”

Experiment No. 5: Kissing More. WAY More. “My husband and I average one peck per week,” says Tara, 25. “First we had our daughter. Then we had our son. Kissing over. I miss those hourlong sessions we used to have.” But even one good smooch a day can “make you feel an elevated sense of well-being and closeness with your partner for hours,” Cane says. Tara put herself on a kiss-a-day diet to see if it would work and reported back.

This is Great! The Power of the KISS…Never underestimate it…

My Friend, are you KISSING the ONE in your Life enough?

If not…KISS them and ‘HEAT IT UP!’

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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‘Just a Crow Left of the Murder…’

‘Just a Crow Left of the Murder…’

‘A ‘MURDER’ is a flock of Crows flying together… A’ Crow Left of the Murder’ is the Crow that separates itself from the flock to find its own Way or to find a better Way of Life than the other crows have settled for. To be a ‘Crow Left of the Murder’ in today’s society is to be Unique and it takes Courage and Heart to be that lone Crow in the face of a Society that is doing its Best to make us all the same or doing all that it can to have us believe that we need to Fly with the rest of the Flock to be accepted. If you are one of the ‘Lone Crows’ that sees or believes there is a better Way and you fail to settle for those ridiculous ideals of Society and its telling you what to Believe or to do to be a part of the Flock, I commend you for your Courage and Heart because it’s not the Crows that Fly along with the rest of the ‘Murder’ that Changes the World, it’s the ‘Lone Crow,’ the ‘Crow Left of the Murder,’ that Changes the World. Be a ‘Crow Left of the Murder’ and Fly with the Eagle to find a better Way of Life…Fly above the Fiction…’

(Inspired by the MLK Holiday on yesterday and the band INCUBUS who have an album and title song from that album with the same name and theme)

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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On The Mall…

 

On The Mall

Thousands of People

No Face the same as the One

Next to it

Not Shopping for Things…Not Shopping at All

But Seeking…Seeking for a Word

Awaiting a Word

From a Man

A Leader…A Visionary

A Prophet…A Deliverer

And, at the same time a Threat

Ears listening

Anxiously…In the Silence

Among so Many

Then…

‘I Have A Dream…’

Breaks the Silence to Fall upon Ears

Ears that aren’t Deaf

Ears that long to Hear

Ears belonging to a People that know there is a Better Way

 

Listen…

The Words of Dr. King still resonate Today

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Nothing Outside of Us Makes Us Anything…We Already Are…

Nothing Outside of Us Makes Us Anything…We Already Are…

While watching television a few days ago and in conversation about all of the craziness continually going on in our World, images were projected upon the screen showing people in so-called third World countries that seemed to us that have ‘more,’ those individuals that don’t seem to be in the best positions or the best situations, seem to be so Happy and full of Joy. Always projecting Smiles and in Good-Spirits no matter what chaos was or is going on around them. The question was posed how do they do it? How do they continue to keep a Positive attitude in the face of chaos, disaster and so much destruction?  They simply ‘Choose to!’

Upon thinking about that for a moment it occurred to Me that those of Us with ‘so much,’ with so many things outside of Us defining who we are as individuals and as a people, we would not in any way understand the Joy these people feel or project in their situations. When you are an individual that does not allow your Happiness or Joy to be defined by things or circumstances around you, you are an individual that has the ability to be Happy and Joyous at ALL times. That is the difference between those of us that are Truly Happy and those of us that are only Happy when things seem to be the way that we want them to be. The latter type of Happiness is not Happiness at all. A sorry substitution for it…

We can actually learn a Great lesson from these people that seem to be less fortunate than we are. We can learn the lesson that the Happiness and Joy that we are searching outside of ourselves for is already there within us and that those things outside of us do not define us or bring us Happiness or Joy. We have to be Happy and filled with Joy before those things are given to us or before we attain those things. If we are not Happy or Joyous before we obtain those things we will only be Happy for a short period after getting them and we will find that those ‘THINGS’ outside of us do not bring Happiness and Joy at ALL, just a sorry, short-lived, Fictional substitute for it.

We need to make the decision to be Happy and Joyous right where we are, no matter what the situation looks like because waiting upon situations and circumstances to CHANGE for the better or waiting upon the acquiring of ‘things’ will not bring you Happiness or Joy, only appeasement that has a short Lifespan.

My friend…Are you Happy and Joyous right where you are…in your current situation…or are you waiting on things to materialize in your World before you are Happy and Joy-Filled? Choose to be Happy and Joyous NOW because those ‘things’ outside of you will not bring it to you, no matter what the World tries to get you to believe.

Like the quote says, ‘We are about as Happy as we Choose to be…’ Not, ‘We are as Happy as the things outside of Us choose to make Us…’

GOD Bless…My Friend!

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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