Just recently I made a request to friends and strangers alike to find out exactly what it is they would like me to write about or share my thoughts on. There were some interesting suggestions put forward but one topic in particular stood out. Simple, common and relatable to almost everyone, yet playing a vital role in each and everyone of our lives. Even contributing to who we are as people, affecting our views on the world, attitude and overall demeanour. We’ve all had our fair share of mishaps, disappointments and joy when it comes to friendship.
I am a Street Workout and Calisthenics Athlete, Lawyer and full-time dreamer. Uncovering my world one day at a time through my misunderstood & complex mind. Take this journey with me as I explore the world, while sharing my thoughts and experiences.
The road to enlightenment is not an easy one but one that must be travelled, nonetheless, by anyone in search of something more. In essence, I want what most of us crave…to be a free man amidst the enslaved & inner peace beyond comprehension.
Join me in the dark and beautiful corners of my mind as I try to understand the world we live in, whilst pursuing my passions in an unrelenting and unique way. Saddle up and let’s get this party started. Much awaits.
Nowhere for you to go, not a morsel to spare.
You tried to heal your sick self, but does anybody really care?
Sometimes people hear but don’t listen.
And you just gotta make do with the scraps that you’re given.
Everyone would prefer a quiet little bird, that barely makes a sound.
I guess that’s basically the same as you not being around.
I believe that every man should have his say…..
Coz even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Best believe that there’s one that’s always been there.
To listen to you when you’re sick & your soul is in despair.
Maybe we all lost souls looking to make a change.
Clean our dirty hearts and our lives rearrange.
I know you hear me…Even when I don’t say a word.
I just wanna be free …More free than that soaring bird.
Until I meet you, I know I’m never alone.
And that we’ll truly be happy when we come back home.
It’s easy to talk about making the most of your circumstances when your world stands raised up high on the pedestal of privilege.
It’s a beautiful song of freedom hearing them sing about life not being about the hand you were dealt, but rather,how you play your cards.
If your circumstances had absolutely no bearing on the status quo then I guess I’d see folk from wealthy backgrounds ,with a personality of a brick, experiencing the same struggles of folk that possess limited resources, bucket loads of enterprise and charismatic charm. It doesn’t quite work that way though, does it?
It’s true that nothing in this life is given, “nothing for mahala baba!”. What is life but a constant battle. This is the jungle – you gotta fight hard for what you want and ten times harder to keep it. Some people gotta move mountains, some gotta break down walls and some simply gotta walk through open doors. There’s reason why we look up to public figures with a tough past who defied all odds to rise up and achieve their goals, exceed people’s expectations of them… Just like the rose that grew from the concrete. Struggle exudes its own sorta beauty and exposes beautiful gems for what they really are. Sometimes you have no clue what strength lies within you until fighting is the only choice you have. Fighting to do better, be better, to excel.
I think of this country I live in and how many people choose to either ignore our history (spitting in the face of the freedom fighters that struggled for a better South Africa) or simply sweep the apartheid under the rug like that shit never even happened. Well, if you believe that racism doesn’t exist here then you’re sheltered or living in a fool’s paradise. The point I’m getting at is that the injustices of the past were never rectified. How do you turn around decades of holding back a nation, wealth that’s been stripped from the land (and the people)? BEE means nothing if most of the countries wealth is still held by a minority.
And there you were, trying to keep your head up above water whilst this world kept swallowing you in. Trying to end the world’s slaughter when you were actually dying within.
Hate seeing you forgive the whole world but forgetting about yourself. A Discarded material, as I see you isolated on that shelf.
You save everyone, but who saves you? no beacon of hope, no rope to cling to.
They say you are stuck, “just evolve with the times!!”. Then why is it that you suffer for your father’s crimes?
Seems like everyone is a judge in the world of the decrepit and depraved. They put you in a box and your mind they enslaved.
Plagued by darkness, blinded by rage. Anything beats being trapped in that cage.
– Moosa Mayet
Below is an interesting poetic piece I came across which is both thought provoking and true. It is these very questions that we all have as human beings, an innate urge to find out what our true purpose is. The truth is everywhere around us, if only we can open our eyes and see. Though, to be cured from this blindness we suffer from, our hearts and minds need to be opened first.
“You see, what a life, what a life!
The first period of our life is ignorance
So, I guess we have an excuse to live day by day with no purpose
But surely with age comes intelligence
So, we should reach a stage where we find reason for our existence
As youth, the world was a playground, we’re just tryna have fun
As adults, the world turns to trade and pounds, we’re just tryna earn funds
Victims of our environment, enemies of our government filled with hate and no hope
And those in the states- they can’t cope when those across the road have got loads
The only thing in common is the goals, happiness, everyone just wants to be happy
Living this lifestyle of luxury
But does materials equal success? is she getting the peace from these new shoes and a dress?
And does he really feel complete with a new car and a Rolex?
Or are we searching for happiness in the wrong places?
Instead of looking at hearts were looking at faces
Victims of ignorance, slaves of our desires
We wanna end this world with a smile on our face but don’t live the life that’s required
Are we people of different standards, classes or nations? or are we humble, equal people, children of Adam?
Do you shake the owner of the restaurants hand with the same hand you shake the hand of the man that’s attending the toilets?
Or do you look down on those below you because they got less?
We’re hopeless if we don’t start thinking outside the box
And the one who created this world really deserves a lot
You see we praise the mind that invented the aeroplane
But we forget about the mind that invented the mind
And in time we shall know the truth
And we praise the people that stood for something, that fought for freedom …we love those people
Well if we love those people, why do we still live like animals?
Working all week so we can party on the weekend, working all winter so we can party all summer?
The cycle goes round and round and round but the clocks ticking down and down and down
One can only go round the same roundabout for so long
There comes a stage where you have to choose your exit and find your way home
You see we’re attracted to the wrong things and we cry about the trouble it brings
The more people you make happy the happier you will be
If that’s the case why do we only care about we? “
Cupping is not as primitive of a treatment as people tend to think. It’s a tried and tested method of treatment from ancient times and it actually works. I’ve seen many changes in my body occur from the time I commenced Cupping therapy. Happy healing 🙂
Good morning lovely people – happy Friyay (It’s Friday here in Sydney, Australia)
I am sitting at my work desk, just had my morning oats w/ blueberries, strawberries & banana 🙂
Last night, I went & got my nails done (I get shellac put on them every 2 weeks) I enjoy getting my nails done, gives me that little time to zone out & get pampered 🙂
After I got my nails done, I went to get my 3rd session if cupping therapy done.
Cupping therapy is a Chinese medicine, that I find is very beneficial for myself. (However, each to their own)
Cupping therapy works to remove the toxins, impurities, dead cells and lymph, and other debris from the body. It can also eliminate disease-causing pathogens. As blood circulation in the body improves, the cells receive a fresh infusion of blood that is rich with oxygen and nutrients…
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