Friday, December 21, 2012

"Get that dirt off your shoulders"

Get that dirt off your shoulder

Listening to Jay Z this morning inspired me to write this article.

"Get that dirt off your shoulder". My interpretation of this saying is to get rid of what, who, ideals and beliefs that aren't working for you in your life right now. Now, meaning the present moment as you know it.
You should give yourself a period of solitude each and every day just to be still. Be still and listen for that quiet still voice. It comes when your mind is clear and not cluttered with thoughts and desires. If you sit in silence and thoughts do start coming; just revert back to your breath, concentrate on your breath not your thoughts.

When your mind starts to become clear, truths are revealed. Not all at once so be patient.  Survey your life, where it's going, what do you want to accomplish and what do you need to improve on. What does it take for me to evolve into the being God called me to be?
Is there a situation or person you may need to remove from your life and walk away from?  Do you have a harmful habit that needs to be removed?  This will be difficult but it requires one simple thing, telling the TRUTH to you. As simple as that.

"Get that dirt off your shoulder"; everything you no longer want to hold on to is "dirt" not in a nasty sense but in a sense that it isn't working for me.  We all have things that we need to improve on. We all have to do some “house” cleaning.  We all have God given gifts, we all have purpose.  Getting still will bring this to light. Getting still will propel you to take action. Whatever that action maybe. Figure out what that "dirt" maybe and get rid of it now.

When you know better you owe it to yourself do better.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. (Martin Luther King Jr.)
If I have inspired just one person with this article today, I have done my job. Have a blessed prosperous new year!

Chante D. Graham
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