You may ask, what could motivate some of us to do what we do. The thing we can do to know the answer, is to know it when we see it. You are the gatekeeper of your mind. What I say now and what I will be saying is not academic. I simply look at life in a way you may never have. And I will give you answers to questions that you did not know you ever had. It is how I see the world and life as it was given. From the beginning to the end, it is all about life, and how we think.
What I have to say is not fiction it is about life and our existence, as I believe it to be. It is not about what you have been told. It is about the way that it is. What is here will help you to know that to see, you must look. You may, see you in what I have to say. When you do not, maybe it will be someone you know and love that comes to mind. Or perhaps one of those troubled souls who you see act out their hurt in all the wrong places when there seems to be no reason. Now you will know what that might be. It is a matter of knowing the real you. The person you see when all else is peeled away. Through growth and enlightenment, you can change the course of your life, if that is what you need or want to do.
This blog is about how we think, feel, act, and why. It is a guide in how to live a better life through your thoughts. It will help you to understand how we all, think. And will show that if how you think is disordered your life will be the same. How you think is the root cause of your negative feelings. The focus is on the Self: your Self, her Self, him Self and my Self―all of us. I did not always know what I know now. I will share what I know with those who will listen. What I have written is the truth, as I know it to be.
First, you have to listen. The more you listen, the more you will understand what it is that you hear. You are sure to think, and feel what you hear if you listen. There will be truths that will cause you to change how you perceive the world around you. This is good. It will challenge the way you think. If it is not a cause to think, what cause is it? I had to think about me. And you will have to think about you.
For those times when you need to connect with what it means to say, “that’s life,” this will be a reference. It is a way to look at the true nature of what is and how it came to be. The truth tells all when it is told. It is what we have to depend on. It is about how we view the world that each of us lives in. Your world is not just what is around you. It is also what is in your mind, and the things that go on in your head. It is for all who have had thoughts about why we think how we do. Change may be a stranger. As you step closer, you may see a friend, for after all “It Is How You Think.”
My life has been my education—a university graduate as well— and has shaped how I see the world. What I write is inspired by the Creator. It is a natural process, not forced or coerced. It is written as it flows into my mind, and my life experiences and observations of the wonders of nature are the foundation for my insight. I am on a mission that was given to me and my life has prepared me to be the messenger. What I write is about what I believe and cannot be refuted, disproven or denied because it is truth. And there is no one who will not see some part of himself or herself or someone they know.
It has all been a road well traveled. There have been freeways, side streets and dead ends. I have been cautioned, sped up and slowed down. I have changed lanes, merged with traffic and yielded to the right of way. I have been first at four way stops and the last to leave. I have driven through heavy rain, sunny days, and dark nights. It is after the darkest of them all, that I came to an intersection. I could pray on or move on. I now move with the traffic. I speed up when I can slow down when I should and pass when I must. Though, I am not in a hurry, life for me is not a race. We get to the end of the road soon enough. I made a decision to stay on the road of life. To take the off ramp is a thing I did not want to do.
On my way, I have gained a wide range of experience that has given me a prospective on life that I believe to be unique for someone who is still around to tell about it. I have been a community activist, housing advocate and an anti-Klan protest leader. I have presented talks to business owners, university students and the not so well off. I have been in charge of political campaigns and conducted complete counts for the Census Bureau. I have lived on the hill, down the street and served meals to the homeless at the Poor Peoples Campaign in Washington, D.C. I have had money, had none and started all over again.
It is my mission to use my life experience to benefit others, as I know there is more to the mind than what you may have been told. What I have to say is not academic; I simply look at life in a way you may never have, and you will get answers to questions that you did not know you ever had. It is how I see the world and life as it was given. From the beginning to the end, it is all about life, “the good, the bad, the ugly.” I have seen my share.
I write, I speak, and I share. One achievement I am especially proud of is to be the President and founding member of the Otis Redding Group. The members organized the fund-raising campaign to construct the Otis Redding Memorial that is now located on the roof garden of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
I have organized and directed workshops and seminars on Diversity in the Workplace. I have been a talk show host, and keynote speaker for numerous groups and organizations. And have held a number of professional positions including Equal Opportunities Commission Director, Job Center Business Development Program Instructor, Personnel Officer and Student Placement Counselor.
I have had a number of past professional affiliations including Chicago Association of Black Journalists, International Personnel Management Association, Conference of Minority Public Administrators, International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies, and have been a Better Business Bureau Arbitrator.
I have been an ongoing Senior Guest Auditor at the University of Wisconsin with a concentration in Psychology.