1:22 ~ Transformation is not about change, it really is about altering how you see life. Altering your view of life. When you alter your view of life what you literally do is alter how you relate to your circumstances, you are altering the way in which you view your past, you are altering the way in which you view yourself and the people in your life. One could say that literally your history is transformed in that moment because you see things through a new set of eyes.
8:05 ~ The conversations that you and I are embedded in are universal. You go all over the world and you will find that one group of people doesn’t like another group of people because they don’t fit or they don’t match their view. You and I inherit conversations. We’re born into things. We didn’t make up the stuff we got on this planet, it was already there.
This bias, this discrimination was not personal to me, i was able to forgive a lot of stuff that day, because it had nothing to do with me, i thought that the death and the murder and the hate was against my dad, it wasn’t, it’s what we do when we don’t examine the conversations that are already existing in our world.
I was born Christmas day in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The moment I was born and that doctor picked me up he said “We have here a negro baby girl”. The moment he said those words it defined who I was. Negro has a particular set of conversations that go with it. Baby Girl has a specific set of conversations that go with it. No one has a choice about that. We know who we are, do we not? When you say Gay, Straight, Black, White, Jewish, Doctor, Teacher… there is a world that goes with that. That’s when I got that who I am and what my mission is is “The Emancipation of all Human Spirit”. The opportunity was to begin the work with people all over the world to disappear these conversations that are stopping us from belonging together, because we belong together.
12:17 ~ If you wanna have sustainable happiness in your life you must find a way to get connected to what matters to you, what you really value. That’s happiness, that’s something you can sustain, because it will be with you for the rest of your life. The gift your gonna give the world.
12:47 ~ You must do whatever it takes to operate inside of your values and be true to yourself. Being true to myself is the Emancipation of the human spirit, nothing else is gonna work here.
14:45 ~ For the most part you and I think that our circumstances say weather or not we can have happiness and I’m saying that’s not the case, that’s an illusion. Circumstances have no impact on us when we start to get that you can actually create the circumstances; take the circumstances that you have and use them to create an extraordinary life. Deny the accident.
16:25 ~ When i get my attention off myself and i get my attention on others — That is a ridiculously happy life. Service. Contribution. And that’s who we really are, we are people who really wanna make a difference and really wanna contribute and have our lives matter. That’s sustainable happiness.
1 – Get in touch with what you deeply care about.
2 – Jolt down a few actions you’ll take.
3 – Take those actions. I think you will be surprised and delighted with what you see.