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WHY???

WHY???

Upon awakening this Morning My mind pondered the question of ‘WHY?’ I know that We live in a World/Society that is all about Money, Things, Material, Sex, Greed, Dishonesty, Hate, Revenge, Disrespect, Racism and, let’s not forget SELFISHNESS, the ‘It’s ALL About ‘ME’ and What ‘I’ Want!’ mentality and we say, ‘Well, that’s just the way it is… It is what it is!…’ But, ‘Why?’Why do We simply settle for that’s just the way it is?’ ‘Why do We just accept that it’s the way it is and it can’t or won’t change?’ ‘Why is it ‘It Is What It Is!?’

ALL of the above is exactly WHY? it is what it is and just the way it is. We tend to Believe that there is noting that can be done or are too Cowardly to stand and say or DO anything against ALL of the IMMORALITY and Wrong that We see in the World/Society today. We would rather sit back and simply accept it than to stand up and say something against it and take the risk of being Different or seem to be ‘Not a PART of the World/Society'(GOD Forbid that!), even though We know that something needs to be done.

There are Many individuals asking or wanting to know WHY? things are as they are or are simply accepted to be as they are and wondering WHY? are We so oblivious to the TRUTH and WHY? aren’t many more individuals standing up for CHANGE?

Throughout history We have seen what happens to those that take a STAND against the Wrongs and the Ways of the World/Society, Man’s Ways. Those that take a Stand or Speak Out are ostracized, Martyred, hated, talked about, alone, disrespected, Black-Listed, just to name a few and maybe that is the reasoning for so few individuals allowing their Voice to be heard or expressing their feelings and thoughts about how things ‘Just Are’ at present. This is Sad and shows how Lost We are as a People, as a Species.

Until enough individuals take a Stand and allow their Voices to be heard about WHY? things are the way they are, they will remain the Way that they are and nothing will Change for the Better for any of Us, Our Society or Our World.

My Friend, are You asking WHY??? I Am! What do You feel that We can do about it?

-PM Bishop

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Posted by on February 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Al B. Sharp VS Wild, Wild West

Al B. Sharp VS Wild, Wild West!

‘Obama shouldn’t have to lead a Civil Rights March against Himself…’

-Rev. Al Sharpton

BIG Words. LOUD Words. FRUSTRATED Words. CONSTERNATING Words. WORDS from two of the Most Influential African-American Voices in America today. As I viewed the video of their exchange on MSNBC, it
brought to mind how divided We are as a Country and definitely as a race. Rev. Sharpton has his ideas and Dr. West has his. Who’s to say which of these two Voices is right or wrong, neither of them is really, but it comes down to who made the most logical point.

Rev. Sharpton spoke on how We should not place the blame on President Obama for the job market and the unemployment rate because it is not his fault. President Obama does not regulate the jobs, the people that own the companies and corporations are the ones that regulate and have the POWER to stimulate the job market. As President, all that Obama can do is try to PERSUADE these individuals to create jobs and bring about job market STIMULATION. Rev. Sharpton also made a valid point when he said, ‘The People need to stand up and make their Voices heard to the individuals with POWER over these companies instead of continually pointing the
finger at and blaming President Obama…But the TRUTH is that they are SCARED to do that…And, ‘If the People are SCARED, say that they are SCARED…’ because blaming Obama isn’t going to bring about the results that We seek.’
I feel, as Rev. Sharpton feels, that, President Obama is doing his best to make sure that things are done EQUALLY across the board for ALL People, not any specific race or group because this Country and Nation is a place of many Cultures, Races and Peoples, and as President he has to STAND for ALL not ONE…

Dr. West had some valid points as well but I noticed that most of his statements were a bit RACIALLY CHARGED. I mean, I am ALL about STANDING up for Ones Race or what One believes but this is simply not a matter of Race, this is a matter of Humankind as a Whole, the BETTERMENT of everyone. The unemployment rate in not just affecting African-Americans but every Race, it does not DISCRIMINATE and We should see it as such. Yes, there are times when it seems as if President Obama should have stood his ground when it came to certain topics but turning this into a ‘BLACK THING’ or a ‘RACIAL THING’ is not what is needed right now. The statements that Dr. West had about, ‘Critiquing President Obama…’ and ‘The number of Blacks that have been pulled over by Police in NY…’ and ‘Worrying about Rev. Sharpton being manipulated by the White House and PlutoCrats…,’ discuss those topics in other venues but not in this one. This should not be turned into a situation of, ‘We NOW have a Black or African-American President so We, Blacks, as a Race should be receiving Our ’40ACRES and A MULE!’ Our ‘REPARATIONS!’ And…Honestly, if We got them what would We do with them if We are IGNORANT of what to do with what We have been Blessed with at Present. Another thing is, ‘If ALL One wants is a Mule and some Acreage, their Goals and Aspirations are pretty Minimal!’

Both Rev. Sharpton and Dr. West have and continue to make Great contributions to Our Society, Country and the African-American Race through their beliefs and what they STAND for, and I ADMIRE and gain INSPIRATION from them both but with the topic or issue being unemployment and job market stimulation, the idea or job is to get Our Country not simply ‘Back On Track’ but on ‘The BEST Track its Ever Travelled ON,’ bringing about jobs and employment for ALL…EQUALLY…And, we will only achieve this feat by PERSUADING the People with the POWER over job market stimulation and not by Blaming or Pointing the Finger at Our President…

My Friend…My Reader…President Obama isn’t PERFECT and He’s doing what He can with the tools He’s provided…

Like Rev. Sharpton said, ‘Why should President Obama lead a Civil Rights March against Himself?’

‘Rev. Sharpton and Dr. West…Thank You both for the Words and the Inspiration. The work that You do is Priceless, Appreciated and Admirable.’

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Yellow Tape and White Chalk

YELLOW TAPE & WHITE CHALK…
-‘Yellow Police Tape and White Chalk outlining fallen bodies have become Our ‘NATIONAL’ Landmarks…’

-FATHER MICHAEL LOUIS PFLEGER (Speaking on Violence in Our Society)

The other Morning as I awakened to an Overcast Sky looking down upon Me from outside the Window, arising and stretching to awaken My limbs to take the trek downstairs to the kitchen, to add Coffee grounds to the innards of the Coffee maker so as to enjoy My Morning cup of Coffee that I look forward to every AM after its journey through the intestines of the Coffee maker, marrying with the Steaming hot H2O, being transformed from grounds to Chocolaty, liquid Pleasure, from the Carafe to My cup, I sat and peered out of the Window and said to Myself, ‘Overcast out…but still Beautiful!’

With My ‘Writer’s Journal’ and laptop in front of Me, I powered on the computer and went through the motions of logging on to the ever-so-AMAZING internet and upon arrival at My Yahoo! Homepage
I began to scan the Morning’s TOP stories. Reading and scrolling through the ‘highlights,’ I was saddened at the number of stories that I read about teen Violence, Violence period, and lives being taken, whether by Gun Violence or some other form of Violence. Instantly, My mind went to the Families and LOVED Ones of
these individuals who’s Lives had been stripped from them by another and somewhat imagining how they felt…Hurt. Heartbroken. Robbed. Helpless. Angry. Upset. Baffled. Confused. Down Right Ready to Hurt someone like they themselves Hurt at that moment…

It wasn’t Myself that was going through the loss of a LOVED One through Violence at the moment but I became ANGRY, actually ‘MAD as Hell,’ as I sat and thought about the senseless Violence that We witness every single day of Our Lives. It’s Ridiculous! It seems that a Human Life isn’t worth a Penny in today’s Society/World. We commit these senseless acts of Violence with no regard of others, how they will feel,
what it does to them and how it affects their Lives, how it affects Our Lives. We are so Hell-Bent on Self and ‘instant GRATIFICATION,’ what We WANT and appeasing Our ANGER, that stopping to THINK and making a decision that will not cause PAIN to another or ourselves doesn’t even become an option.

We ask the question, ‘What Species of Animal is the most Dangerous or Most Savage?’ And, the answer is staring Us right in the Face from the reflection in the Mirror. ‘US!’ We can take a look at other Species of Animal and notice that they kill for very few reasons. Protection of their offspring and territory, to have food for the progression of their Species and to defend self but take a look at the reasons We kill or take the
Lives of others, Envy, Greed, Jealousy, MONEY, Material, Covetousness, Illegal Drugs, Dislike, Differing Beliefs, Retaliation, Associations, Defense and a plethora of others. ALL of which are ‘senseless,’ unless you speak about defending Oneself and even then a Life doesn’t have to be taken to defend…

‘How long will We continue in this way?’ ‘How long before We say, ‘Enough is Enough,’ when it comes to Violence?’ ‘How
much Pain do We have to endure to wake up?’ ‘How many of Our Brothers and Sisters have to DIE for Us to stand up for what is Right?’ ‘How many stories do We have to read in the News about senseless Violence before we decide that WE
won’t accept it as News that We want to read anymore?’ ‘ How many Tears have to be shed by Family members and LOVED Ones left behind before We are truly motivated to put a STOP to the Craziness?’ ‘When will We cease the Genocidal
Violence on those of Our races?’ ‘When will a Life mean ‘something’ again?’ ‘How…?’ ‘When…?’

Yellow Police Tape and White Chalk Outlining Fallen Bodies can no longer be Our National Landmarks…
My Friend…My Reader…How do you feel about this?

(This topic will be revisited later…)

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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GOD…ALWAYS!

GOD…ALWAYS!

My Friend…My Reader…No matter what is going on in Your Life…No matter what things seem to be in the Natural…No matter how You feel about Your situation…No matter how much You don’t have…No matter how Crazy the World and Society tend to get…No matter how lonely You feel…No matter if its Hard to Believe…No matter if Friends are nowhere to be found…No matter if the Money is scarce…No matter if You are Afraid…No matter if You feel that LOVE is non-existent…No matter if You are weak of Body…No matter if circumstances don’t seem to be turning around for the BETTER for You…No matter if You can’t See or Imagine a ‘Way Out’ of Your Darkness…No matter if the Light is Invisible to You at the Present time…No matter how Your Heart aches…

ALWAYS…ALWAYS…ALWAYS know that…

GOD IS ALWAYS THERE…HE never leaves You…HE never forsakes You…HE is Always holding You in HIS Hands…

ALWAYS…

Keep the FAITH…My, Friend.

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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More&More

MORE&MORE…

‘More&More…More…More…’

-R. Kelly ‘More & More’

As I sat at the window this Morning enjoying My cup of Coffee and watching the Amazing Movement of the Morning as it performed it’s Natural progression into Afternoon, I wondered what I would write about today. As there are always many topics on My mind and many things that I continue to want to write about, I had to search Myself, My Mind, My surroundings for Inspiration. As I watched the Shadows continue to shift outside the window with the continued ‘higher-rising’ of the Sun, having a bag of M&Ms staring back at Me from the counter, I thought of the topics of LOVE, Truth, Education, Fear, Our World, Relationships and a plethora of others. Then I looked back at that bag of candies and I asked Myself, ‘M&Ms, as if they would reply, ‘What are you saying to Me?’ ‘What message is hidden in your Sweetness, your Rainbow of Colors, in your Logo?’, and right there it hit Me…

M&Ms! More&More!

That’s what it seems we ALL want, right? More&More…More&More money to spend on Wants! More&More things to label Our Worth! More&More attention to feel that We matter! More&More time to do ALL that We want to do and accomplish Our endeavors! More&More education, not to Learn but to Earn!  More&More people liking us so that we feel that We are Important! More&More hours in the Day so that We have time to
accomplish More&More Goals! More&More hours at Night so that We can rest Our bodies after trying to do More&More during the Day…

Its ok to want More&More when it’s for the Right reasons, actually it’s a GOOD thing to want to better oneself and progress in one’s Life but to simply want More&More for selfish reasons, or to have others say how successful you are, or because one is not Grateful for what GOD has Blessed them with or to want More&More because one feels that THAT ‘ONE MORE THING’ is going to bring them that Happiness that keeps eluding them is, I won’t say Wrong but I will say, ‘It’s for the Wrong reasons!’

More&More doesn’t bring One Happiness and if it does, it’s Short-Lived not permanent Joy. More&More doesn’t make One worth anything because Nothing outside of Us can make Us more than We already are and if it does, One has fallen for the ‘LIE.’ More&More doesn’t make One any more Important than the next One, if so; One has an elevated and ‘CONCEITED’ idea of themselves. More&More doesn’t make anyone Like or LOVE One anymore than if they had less and if it does those individuals are around or One’s Friends due to the More&More that they are in possession of.

More&More…

ALL of the Wanting of More&More is truly a searching for and a Longing for More&More LOVE, which is what We Truly Want. No matter what anyone says, LOVE is what We are ALL in search of and Long for and that is the reason We strive for More&More, thinking that it will bring Us or offer Us that LOVE. When that LOVE that We want continues to elude Us We look for LOVE in More&More Things, Money, Status, Material,
Situations, Opportunities, Associations, etc., ‘Imitations of LOVE’ but none of it will take the place of the Real Unconditional LOVE that We seek from GOD or from those people in Our Lives that LOVE Us or will continue to LOVE Us whether We have More&More or not.

More&More, just like the M&Ms Candies in the bag, it might be Good to you but continuing to eat More&More
from the bag or get More&More in your Life doesn’t mean that it’s the BEST for you or Your answer for LOVE

My Friend…True Happiness and Joy isn’t found in More&More outside of Us, it’s found in Unconditional LOVE from GOD and HE adds the More&More in Your Life that You really need.

‘Will Your More&More melt in Your Hands or will Your More&More last Forever?

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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LIFE

LIFE

“We’re not told how to Live. We’re told how to Make a Living.”

                                                                                -Ben Vareen

 

Upon my awakening this morning I had quite a few ideas running around in my head that I could write about. As they fought it out to gain a place on the paper, I sat back to decide which one to pen and I overheard Ben Vareen talking on Good Day Atlanta as he spoke about diabetes and how those with diabetes should take care of themselves. When he uttered the words, “We’re not told how to Live. We’re told how to Make a Living,” I instantly stopped what I was doing and knew what I was to write about today…

“How to Live Our Life or the Living we Make?”

When we are young and in our developmental years, our parents or guardians press upon us how important it is for us to choose careers or jobs that will allow us to make a ‘good’ living so that we can have a better life. But not many of us as children ever hear from our parents or guardians how we should choose a way of life that will allow us to actually enjoy our lives. There are many individuals that have jobs or careers that allow them the opportunity to be financially stable or greater but they are in no way happy with their lives. These individuals have led lives that were bent on ‘Making a Living’ but not on ‘Making a Life.’ A lot of those people that are bent on Making a Living and not focused on creating a Life that they will enjoy, at times, sacrifice their health, time, family, friends and GOD to Make that Living and in turn, upon looking back at their lives, wonder what happened and regret not enjoying the time they were given instead of giving all of their time to making it.

I feel that we should be taught both but more how to create a Life that is a happy and enjoyable one. If we as humans put more emphasis on ‘How to Live’ instead of ‘Making a Living,’ we would not only enjoy life more as a whole but we would treat others better and stop placing things and money before them. In treating everyone as we ALL want to be treated, Life becomes so much more enjoyable for each and every one of us.

When we were born, we were born as books that were already written and needing to be read and developed, not as books with empty pages that needed to be written upon or made into what others wanted us to be. Parents, guardians and adults need to take notice of this fact and not be ignorant to it, so as to be able to press upon their children how to Live and enjoy the Life written for them and not just press upon them how to Make a Living, leading them to possibly Live a Life that they don’t enjoy.

I have learned from experience, my own and the experiences of others that living to ‘Make a Living’ is not the way. We should focus more on how to Live an enjoyable, fulfilling Life by following what it is that our Hearts are screaming to us to do to ‘Make that Living.’ I will always press upon my daughters and the youth that I work with and have the opportunity to positively influence, that Life is about being happy and not only about what you have, inspiring them to ‘LIVE’ and not just ‘MAKE a LIVING.’

(I commend and applaud all parents, guardians and adults that have taught their children and the youth how to live and not just how to make a living. You are Heroes and Sheroes.)

I hope that YOU LIVE…

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Everyone Is Looking For LOVE

LOVE? It seems as though everyone, everywhere is looking for it, in one way or another. Seeking LOVE through money, material things, status, in and through others and in anything that makes them feel good or wanted by another. I have found that most of the time what looks like LOVE  is not LOVE at all, just an appeasement for or a settling for something that resembles what we think LOVE is, until we, ourselves, find it or a hiding of the fact that we do not really possess LOVE at all. I hear friends and strangers, not yet friends, speak of LOVE and how much they want it for themselves but in the same breath saying that they do not truly know what LOVE is or what it looks like. Maybe, that is the problem? We are spending too much time trying to see what LOVE looks like instead of ‘feeling’ it. Most of us tend to think that what LOVE looks like  is when someone is spending money on another or providing them with material things but the truth of the matter is, ‘anyone can spend money,’ and LOVE doesn’t have to have anything to do with it. The spending of money most of the time is selfish and LOVE is not selfish in anyway. I mean, there are a few instances where we actually see LOVE, in a hug, a kiss, a handshake, a tear, the look in someone’s eyes. When we see those acts of LOVE it tends to stir a ‘feeling’ inside of us, in our Hearts, that lets us know that it’s LOVE being shown or shared. I feel that we should spend more time ‘feeling’ for LOVE instead of looking for it. When we feel for it, we’ll know when it comes to us because we’ll feel it in our Hearts and in our Souls, the way GOD intended. If we continue to look for LOVE, we just might be fooled by something that looks like LOVE, fall for it and then it turns out to be only, ‘The Look of LOVE in LOVE’s Clothing…” Open your Heart to ‘feeling’ and trust it, it doesn’t lie, that’s how LOVE will be found and your search will be over.

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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