Showing posts with label truth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label truth. Show all posts

Thursday, October 11, 2012



Passion burns deep within a shallow chest
concern for conditions and worry turn to jest
i've tasted my potential and seek the very best
my reign is early burdened with the plight of others lest
my jewels be spread my bread made broken
promises fulfilled of old thoughts I've spoken
fate no myth,new coin old token
dreams made flesh by words I've spoken
yield not to fear the old ghost is an illusion
he's fiction made fact a campaign of confusion
unreal seen real forms spiritual delusion
when faith is corrupted by a cowards intrusion
Where Love is real no fear can stand
No dreams may die on faithful land
Thoughts are gold when destiny is grand
When Love is real no fear may stand.

Preston J. Harrison

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Final Goodbye

We enter this life/
as flesh and bone on a quest/
final prize is death/

"As i stood over his bed looking down on him, i was at a lost of words. How do you say goodbye when you truly know that you may never see someone again in this life?"
Although this may sound like a chapter out of a book. This is a true experience that many of us go through. With ageing parents and grand parents. How do we say goodbye to the pillars of our lives? These people who may have provided you with the foundation to become the beautiful person you are today. I am in this very situation myself.  My Grandfather appears to be in between worlds. His body seems to be slowly decaying and shuting down on him, and his mind and memory are gone.
"He reaches out to the empty air grabbing or pointing at something that is not there and his breathing is heavy and rattles likes and childs toy."
I cant help but remember this man as he was but the reality of where he is slaps me in the face. Should I mourn? Should I celibrate that he is moving on to a better place?
"I feel his chest and my hand hits bone where flesh use to be. I rub his head and say a silent prayer for him."
As i walked to the truck to leave my son runs to me and ask me if it is time to go, and I say yes. He is happy and begins to run to the truck. I stop him and tell him that he needs to go say bye to pepa. He goes and returns and ask me " why isn't pepa moving", I take a breath and explains that Pepa is dying. He gives me a blank stare. He doesn't know what that means. I explain the process and in talking with the young Cleven it makes it easier for me to deal with the old Cleven (Pepa) passing on.
I guess the proper way to say goodbye is to rejoice in that person's life, and to help others understand their passing. By talking with my son my Imani was renewed, because even though death is the final mystery, with imani (faith) I know what it is. I cant explain it but having faith (imani) in the process and sharing that makes the final goodbye easier.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


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Here is an old blog from 11-18-10 discussing spirituality read and then check out my podcast "what is spirituality".

Connection to all/
True spirituality/
Based on relations/

Spirituality is simply about relationships. Managing and maintaining relationships with the living, and those who have made their transition. The four legged, the rocks, the plants, the Earth as an organism, and mother.When we deal with these relationships and humble ourselves and understand that we are "No higher than a Blade of grass, and no lower than its roots", when we strive to feel this connection to all life, and work with it; this my friend is true Spirituality. If a person does not work to cultivate relationships in their life, I dont care how many books they read,how much they know, how many rituals they participate in or even lead. I don't care how many times a week they go to a service, its not spiritual, and the practice of spirituality is not there.

So strive to connect with those in your life. go out into nature, enjoy a sunrise, marvel at a waterfall, Hug your children or a tree, compliment a co-worker, or cheer someone up. Strive to connect with the enviroment you are in. Stop confusing spirituality with book sense, they are two different things. Some of the most intelligent people, are the most unconnected individuals. They can recite entire books, quote scripture, but can not feel any of it. They can breeze threw your town and hype everyone up,but have a conversation with them and you will understand what I mean. Stop being lead astray, seek the Spirit, and the spirit will find you.
HINT: look outside the city, to intensify your experience!!!

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Brother Ha2tim
Nation Builder
HipHop Philosopha & Shaman
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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Two Stories about the Truth

Here are two stories about Truth that struck me as powerful. The first is from a class that I took in my college days that stuck with me until today, and the second I recently ran into while going over some Zen tales. So check them out:

In the beginning the first man and woman were sitting wondering and discussing Truth. They approached the Creator and asked that they be given the Truth. The Creator denied their request, saying that they were not ready for the Truth. They continued to ask over and over again when ever they got a chance. Finally after a time the Creator respecting their persistence gave in to their request. Before the truth was given to them, they were warned that the Truth is a heavy burden and that they may live to regret their request. Man and woman were excited and prepared themselves for this gift. The Creator formed the Truth into a giant mirror and placed this new burden on the shoulders of Man and Woman. At first the Truth didn't seem to heavy or much of a burden, but eventually they began to falter and the Truth fell to the earth and shattered into pieces. As Man and Woman looked at the shattered pieces all over the earth they began to regret their request. At that time before their eyes other men and women began to rise up from the shattered pieces. The other men and women  looked at the shattered pieces they arose from and picked them up. Looking at their piece of mirror they held, and admiring the beauty of it they all exclaimed at the same time "look I have found the Truth", and ran off to populate the earth.  Men and Women have been fighting over those pieces of Truth ever since.

Zen story:

One day the "Evil One", was travelling through a town with one of his aids. They saw a man doing walking meditation whose face lit up in wonder. The man had just found something on the ground in front of him. The "Evil One's" aid asked his master "what is it that he found that has him enraptured", and the "Evil One" replied "a piece of Truth."
The aid then asked "Master, doesn't it bother you when someone finds a piece of truth?" the "Evil One" laughed and said "no, because usually right after they find a piece of Truth they make a belief out of it!"

Think on those stories and hit me up.........