The struggle is real when it comes to loving yourself
It’s a practice
Not some fixed entity to be obtained
It’s a continual unraveling
From Disempowering thought systems
We’re programmed to believe about ourselves
“I’m not good enough”
“I’m not worthy enough”
Little Me
Staring at my reflection
Looking at my dark complexion
Middle school friends calling me Crunch Bar
I had a morning ritual
Fire to a needle
Every morning – a must
Symptoms of the disease to please
Little Me
Empty-pocketed closeted gay boy
Sitting in the pews of the “House of the Lord”
Adventist eyes laserbeam shaming vibes

Yo, whatever happened to unconditional love without judgement
Isn’t that ultimately the practice of what they preach?

The struggle is real when you find the concept of some “Big Man Upstairs” unviable
Too busy looking up for a glimpse
When you really should be looking within
To your power source
A consolidated generator of love
Energy energy energy
Bzz bzz bzz
Unseen by the naked eye
But ever-so-present
Felt by the body
If you yell at a cup of water, the molecules will form jagged shapes
If you give that cup some love, the molecules will form elegant shapes
We are all connected
We all affect each other

The struggle is real when you encounter Energy Vampires
Leeches that want to suck the light out of you
Post-Ups in the Club
Laserbeaming shaming vibes
Dark clouds comin’ out their mouths,
doom-gloomin my shine
Here’s the situation
Your perception shapes your experience
Your perception shapes your reality
What your conscious mind deems true, your subconscious mind considers fact
Even if it’s wrong
A self-fulfilling prophecy
If you walk around believing you’re a worthless piece of shit
Then that is what you will be
You’re not
You’re a human being
Perfectly Imperfect
A work of art
A miracle
A collection of atoms
Made of star stuff
Space junk

The only moment is NOW
How do you want to spend your time?
We never know when we will expire

The Struggle Is Real now that social media is so saturated
Lucky me if I get 3 minutes of your attention span
Our televisions tell lies to our visions
Everyone has a relationship to perfectionist standards
Especially when looking in the mirror
Everyone lives in a skin sack of majestic tentacles
Underneath that modern suit of armor we call “Clothing”
We all want to know that we matter
Humble yourself and know
You do.
Add that to your mental blueprint

In my Blisscipline, I’m in a period of unlearning
Unlearning the disempowering thought systems I have internalized as I’ve developed
Letting go of anything that no longer serves me or my purpose
Throwing out anything that no longer brings me joy
I’m setting boundaries
Becoming a grown ass man
I’m breaking the “rules”
Masterfully misbehaving
All in play
‘Cause life’s a game
My inner child never died
He’s a warrior
He’s a sorcerer
He’s a muse
He’s a maker
He’s a badass
He’s a genius
He’s whoever the fuck he wants to be
He doesn’t judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree

I’m expanding
Awareness spreading
Becoming a global citizen
Sashaying through a threshold
Entering the Creative Age of Abundance
Redefining my life’s purpose
Updating my internal software
Clarifying my why so that my what can take on any form
Ask yourself:
What do I have to say?
What do I have to give?
I want to help anyone I encounter become the greatest version of themselves
To help them realize that they have something to offer the world

The struggle is real when you’re breaking free from the hypnosis of fear
But I had an epiphany
I realized that a big part of my unhappiness came from not creating enough
Not expressing myself enough
Not externalizing the jolting force of an idea spark
Letting the fear of what other people think get in my way
You can’t please everyone
Nor should you
That’s smothering
What you can do
Is offer your true self
All the uniqueness
All the eccentricities
Be Authentically You
With ZERO apologies
I’m done questioning my worthiness
I’m done questioning my beauty
My talents
My creativity
My intellect
My fabulosity
I reclaim my power
I’m ‘woke!
I’m ‘woke honey!
I’m ‘woke boo-boo!
Don’t call me “big-headed” and separate yourself
Join me and reclaim your power too

Yes, the world is full of unknowns
But we have power over how we navigate this world
It’s the discipline of bliss baby

I will not be put in a box
Fusion is the future
We are all one people
Mirrors of each other
A part of a collective consciousness
Classism is the new racism
Everyone matters
We don’t always have to be politically correct
Nor do we always have to find a way to feel offended
Do you boo
I’ll surely be doin’ me
With a vengeance