truthful perceptions: remembrance…

“The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of laughter – Ecclesiastes 7:4…”

The holiday’s upon us brings a great deal of thought on self and family. For me, that dynamic raises my conscious thoughts on those families privately suffering from the absent physical presence of a daughter, mother, sister, cousin or aunty who was killed as a victim of domestic violence.

As I both feel and pray for them, I also do not forget the male who viciously took a precious life off of this earth. These are males who possess low emotional skills, that makes any attempt of a meaningful relationship with a woman highly problematic and with deadly consequences.

These are males who may possess a high IQ, but never took the time to raise a low EQ. Too often, the reason for this lies in the difference between how boys and girls are being raised, especially when in the same household.

Emotions are a very complex entity and when as a child and teenager (especially for boys) it’s left without guidance, mentorship and quality Q & A evolves from naturally complex to become extremely complicated. Negative emotions will then feed on different sources in society for direction and shape a mind already dealing with raging hormones and testosterone buildup.

In the absence of a positive male role model, the definition of masculinity becomes skewered and fractured in the eyes of that child. To paraphrase Frederick Douglas, “It is easier to raise healthy boys than to spend years repairing broken men…”

I close this writing with the sincerest condolences for the victim families of domestic violence, and the deepest respect for those victims whose lives were prematurely taken, some of them while they were pregnant with the killer’s baby.

We must revolutionize and re-galvanize our fight against this plague by addressing the invisible source of this violence. The insecurities and inability to manage anger is a result of low emotional intelligence coupled with a demonic influence.

Real masculinity is never defined or associated with being physically or sexually violent against a woman. However, it is a requirement of all Real Men who stand up against the males who commit these despicable acts.

Please click the link below and pray for the families of these victims this holiday season. Thank you.

https://www.essence.com/hot-topic-news/black-women-killed-for-saying-no#1007549

Music: “God’s Peace…” by Russel Blake

 

 

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truthful perceptions: nature

For some unmitigated reason, I’ve had to contend with the most overwhelming brilliance.  A mystical find of greatest importance, and yet treated daily with underwhelming significance to a majority of humanity, simply by virtue of our content with its existence.  

Well I for one refuse to be so disingenuously idle about this event, and I will not just sit back and take the magnitude of this blessing for granted.  Isn’t it just like human nature to subsequently throw under the bus those things of the most significance to our lives,. and yet bally-hoo about the most unimportant things and blow them up to huge proportions of worship.

For example, professional Sports. The manner in which we as humans, or at least a large portion of us deem the existence of sports as religious events rather than mere entertainment is mind boggling. Professional athletes are treated as gods to be worshipped while humans vulnerable to the addiction of gambling will go as far as losing their homes on gambling debts to bookies, or through foreclosure for using mortgage money for betting.  I’ll pass.

I played sports and love to watch the action just as much as the next guy, but all within reason and proportion. I’m also greatly partial to the beauty of the Sun, the Forests, Mountains, Oceans, and the Rivers that parlay themselves around this globe with a resplendent grandeur unequal to anything Man could possibly dream up.  That’s the overwhelming brilliance I speak of.

Why?  Because it lays upon mine heart the equivalent gift and blessing of Virtuous Women given unto Men through GOD. I call attention to this equivalent phenomena not to be disrespectful or facetious, nor to accommodate my conscience for some undue act of immorality.

I raise this empirical point for it is the Virtuous Woman that enhances a Man to be the best he may gainfully strive for himself to be.  It is the Virtuous Woman of whom inspires a Man to first marry himself to the acts of courage in his life, were he to then secondly become impressive enough for a Woman’s attention, admiration and attraction to a confident Man. 

The brevity of life hones our necessity to sharpen the arrows of wisdom to the people, places and things, most meaningful to our lives. I would pray that Men of all walks of life would lessen themselves to those things immaterial and vain, and hasten respectfully in contemplation to the inner beauty of Virtuous Women that surrounds us each and everyday.  Through supporting the efforts of a Virtuous Woman, we morally ground ourselves. When making exceptions of time within our busy schedules on behalf of a Virtuous Woman, we gainfully strengthen the spiritual cords that bind us all.  

We then learn the true meaning of faithful interdependence with each other, while lifting  the currency  of love through mutual respect as the greatest of all abilities accorded to our spiritual human nature.  

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