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No Week End here

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 19, 2017 at 7:18 am

no-weekend.jpgThere’s No Week End here, by any measure.
To work at being strong is absolutely my pleasure.

The last book that I read was a biography and it was depth-rich and information sweet.
It was on Michelle Obama, her family, her Moma…and it added strength to me.

That was Friday.
I woke up to the read; a high day.

The read set off a chain of reactions and awoke desires of stifled fires that I’d forgotten about.
So for the last 3-days I’ve been on “the creative raise” knocking incompleted work out!

There was so much to do sitting on the back burner.
What I didn’t know I read up on- I’m a real quick learner!

And so the Week has had No End for me and I remain merry.
Amidst the upload of good to my soul we lost Chuck Berry.

But don’t worry, before completing the dash ” – ” he made a fine mark.
He rolled right in and rocked folks in and out of sin, still all who knew him ‘fell for’ his heart.

He obviously lived a tad bit smart. If you question – bless your hiney.
Chuck was born in 1926 and crossed over at age 90.

Eventually the human body gets weak, gravity is a “hold-you-down” kin.
Still I rise like Maya Angelou and the skies;  I’ve yielded No Week End.
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Today is a new day and per my usual, I started the day in meditation.
I hope you did what you know to do to keep mental clarity in your relation.

GOT TO —  and as often as possible these days.
Days that I forgo “the meditate” I still kneel to pray.

Pray?
Everyday.

It helps me to feel A-Ok. Never mind prescription anxiety meds,
I’m Qui
Affirming that RULE 1 of No Week End is to always Keep your mind fed!!!

So what was the last book about that you read?

DOPE.

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on August 15, 2016 at 6:36 am


dope-bday-qui-2016What is it?
Is it a feeling, is it a drug?
Is it addictable, like my )))HUGS(((?

These shoulders shrug, I think it’s an emotion.
I feel dope when I meditate; when I give praise in devotion.

I feel dope when you feel me. I love to connect.
Sometimes dope is vindication after being unjustly vexed.

Dope is your DNA. Look at your hair, skin and nails.
Stay healthy, be fit, shoot “antagony” to hell.

Dope is that good feeling, you want to inhale
when the Doc comes back and says your diagnostic is swell.

I’m on a HIGH. I stay high. I live for the life of it — with no choke.
I’m unlimited in my charted quests; I don’t scare easy. It’s DOPE to VOTE!

There’s always hope in my mind and there’s always room to grow.
Dope is ditching negativity and sticking with those who meet your lobes.

This method is effective MORE than the strongest smoke.
I dig the “intellectual relate” – I give and receive; No choke.

I don’t cough either– I say what I mean,
I’m Qui
and this is a HIGH DAY for me. DOPE is all about me.
Oooo Weee!

If you see me in the streets
throw a shout-out to me.
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY
and that is
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This MONDAY

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on October 13, 2014 at 12:49 pm

This MondayI am insistent on pushing through with todays affirmations,
connecting with others and yielding confirmations,
doing good, because ‘you really only get as good as you give,’
then I’m going to stop and smell the roses. Life’s (often) too quickly lived.

I do love a Monday afternoon and todays showcase is ray yielding.
I do love to spread good vibes, much like the ones that I am feeling.

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If you are in a profession that’s got you sweating bullets over brow,
I suggest you give it some thought. It may not be your bag, anyhow.

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I know that I am blessed to wake up, revving to go!
The world is a stage and I’m in the show.

Meditation was an absolutely great way
to start off This beautiful Monday.

To sit in silence, think and give thanks
for everyone in your life and every dollar in the bank.

To sit and reflect on all good intent;
giving thanks to God, for the food, mortgage and rent.

Grateful to have life. For the opportunity I am truly blessed.
Then say Amen and join the band of positive pushers who refuse to stress.

This Monday presents opportunity. If you don’t see it – please keep looking!

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On everything that is good. Life’s too short for negative crooking.

Russell said DO YOU

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on June 2, 2014 at 5:17 am

Russell Simmons DO YOU 2014

I’ve already finished the book, “DO YOU! 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success,” it’s a great solo read, but in my effort to ‘grow along with you,’ I thought it would be cool if we at least got through the first three chapters together. If nothing less, to render us that, “book club” feel. No – I’m not Oprah, but I am moving into my OWN, so let’s get to it.

Execute knowledge whether or not you went to college.Recap:

Law #1 See your vision and stick with it
Law #2 Always DO YOU

Chapter 3 reads,

LAW #3:  GET YOUR MIND RIGHT!

All the things that truly matter — beauty, love,
creativity, joy, inner peace arise from the mind.

–EKHART TOLLE

Russell Simmons starts the intro of this chapter off by saying, “I don’t belong to any particular religion or sect. But I owe much of my success to finding time for prayer and meditation in my life.”

Page 69] IT SEEMS THAT W H E N E V E R we turn on the TV, listen to the radio, or pick up a magazine, we’re bombarded by the message that our life will improve once we get our bodyin shape. It’s a potent message, witnessed by the millions of people who get up every day and trudge off to the gym, hoping to find happiness through getting their abs flat, their chest bigger, or their butt tighter. And while ti’s fine to get your body in shape, I would suggest that it’s more helpful to get your mind toned first. Remember, your mind is your most powerful muscle. A six-pack on your stomach won’t really make ou happy unless you’re also keeping your mind in shape through prayer, reflection, and self-study. How you look on the outside doesn’t really matter if you don’t have your spiritual self in shape first.

One of the best ways to get your mind in shape is through the practice of meditation. while physical exercise makes you stronger by building things up– like muscle or stamina — the mental workout that you get through meditation makes you stronger by clearing things away. It clears away the distractions of the world and gives you the clarity to see and the focus to pursue the God-given visions that will be the foundation to your success. Building up your body or your bank account will bring you short-time happiness, but you can’t take those things with you on your journey through life. No matter how many weights you lift, eventually your bod will sag. No matter how much money you make, eventually it will lose it’s value and its appeal. But a clear and focused mind will last a lifetime. Getting your mind in shape is nothing less than the key to sustainable success in the world.

Page 72] H E A R I N G THE GOD INSIDE OF YOU
Before I embraced meditation, I used to have a hard time falling asleep because there was so much noise in my head. And by noise I’m not talking about car alarms, policed sirens, or the dog next door barking too loud. No physical noise was keeping me awake. Instead, it was my emotions that wouldn’t let me sleep. It was the noise bouncing around in my own mind that kept me from being at peace.

You might have experienced it yourself. Even though all you want to do is fall asleep, you can’t seem to turn off the conversation s taking place inside of your head. And to make it worse, it’s usually trivial stuff that’s keeping you awake. You’ll replay something someone said to you at work. You’ll worry about whether you locked your car door. You’ll worry about whether your gaining weight. I spent many nights lying awake like that, worrying and stressing over a million different things coming in and out of my mind. Was my new record going to sell? Did I get the right deal for one of my artists? Was that girl I’d been sweating ever going to call me? It was like there was a soundtrack playing in my brain tha tI couldn’t turn off. Those are common examples, but there are also bigger terms that we can use to describe noise. Doubt is noise. Criticism is noise. Insecurity is noise. The past is noise, just like the future is noise too. These are the sounds that slow us down.

Indeed, I eventually realized that all the noise in my head was doing more than just keeping me awake at night. More importantly, it was drawing out the most important voice any of us has, which is the voice of God inside us. The truth is, when you can’t hear God inside of you, you’re always going to struggle in life. there might be stretches when things are going good and you feel like you’re happy. But without that connection to your higher self, that happiness can’t last. Sooner or later that noise will creep back into your mind and you’ll be listening to the world, instead of the God in you.
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No LONG STORY SHORT, this book should be read in detail
Sometimes you have to DO YOU and shoot the rest to hell.

I mean it when I say, stay in concentrate and be strong,
the journey is not for the faint, and if you’re lucky – you’ll go long.

“Only the good die young” – Billy Joel said it in a song.
But I didn’t buy into the lyrics; ol’ Billy Joel is wrong.

Bound to the charge with skill, talent and integrity,
I’m Qui
Siding with Russell on this one. DO YOU and I’ll DO ME.

A Happy Monday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on November 26, 2012 at 6:43 am

November 26th is a special day for me,
it is the 23rd annual of my first born she.

Her name is Quionja & for her I am blessed.
She was the inspiration for my building a nest.

And so it is Monday, another day of celebration,
in a month that surely holds a lot of parallel relations:

The president was re-elected and then THANKSGIVING came,
This 2012 November is encased in a unified frame.

I am thankful for the sunrise, that has yet to do so in A-Z.
It’s only 6:29 am (now) and the sun won’t rise until 6:43.

I’ll be looking to the sky at the moment of its dawn.
I was up at 4am – tis when I ceased my yawn.

I’m bright eyed and busy tailed, my mind is fixed on the go.
I’ve already done my meditation and had my cup of morning jo.

I even caught a little Creflo Dollar – he comes on promptly at 5.
I absorbed the word of the Lord and am Happy to be alive.

It’s already Monday again as we slide into the later of the month.
And I am without complaint. I’ve been loving life a bunch.

I’ve got bootcamp to tend to at about 9 am sharp.
This fitness kick is beginning to stick & is duly good for my heart.

It’s also toning my thighs, my arms and tightening up my belly.
I will still remain my jovial same, but without the cellulite jelly.

Hey!

Here’s to the sun arising and making this another funday,
I’m Qui
A very thankful she, wishing you a Happy Monday!