DO IT NOW!
“What would I do if I only had the time?”
then START WHERE YOU STAND
in this moment and time.
THE TIME IS NOW!
-@Stevie #thepowerofnow #poem | The Time is Now
life and lessons:
you only get one life to live yet you gotta count ya blessings.
nowadays if i’m not engaged in self-talk,
i discourse with those that have returned to the heavens.
arm – leg – leg – arm – head,
da god body gets busy anywhere on god’s green earth
yet most of my friends are resting in heaven.
i rose from hell, i fell from heaven, i’ve been counted out so many times yet they never accounted for the blessings.
god, show me another way, i need another day,
sometimes a brother pray, sometimes a brother prey.
please don’t let me lose my way;
i hear what they never say,
what more could i say?!
in my darkest hour, i visualized a brighter day.
i’m from where the clouds are gray, i need a brighter day;
as the god nas would say:
i need a new n**** for this black cloud to follow
cause while it’s over me it’s too dark to see tomorrow.
–@StevieStreets for #thesearemyconfessions #poem | of life and lessons
When I was poor, I made poor choices.
I’m not wealthy yet I’m the richest I’ve ever been in my life.
I mean, I have a million dollar mindset mainly in part of the generous souls that took time to deposit a little love in my life.
Thumbing through the memory banks of life, it’s safe to say my rich spirit is an accumulation of the wealth of knowledge I received from the voices.
As one may never travel further than one’s thoughts, I’d advise you to pay close attention to the books that you read and the people that you meet.
There’s so much to be gained when you take an interest in others;
As the adage goes: you tend to help yourself each time you help another.
When you consider the human race and withdraw the hate, you’ll see that we’re all sisters and brothers;
If education is the passport from poverty, I just want to minister information to my sisters and brothers.
MY POEMS ARE NOT POEMS…
Once upon a time I caught jewels from those that live life golden,
Now that I’m living life like it’s golden I pay it forward by dropping gems in the street.
For those that listen,
Wisdom cries out to the streets.
I do it for those imprisoned,
Indigo Children, and men and women who wanna make it out of the streets.
Take it from me,
Nothing will change your life faster than the books that you read and the people that you meet.
Would you believe if I told you you are super rich without a red cent?
Yeah it doesn’t make sense like “your life will become more fulfilled when you master the art of needing less” defies your current logic.
Don’t worry, one day it’ll all make sense.
Many moons ago, tryna make a dollar out of fifteen cents had me sitting in the streets tryna make a profit.
I was told if you change your mind, you’ll change your life; I’ve been hooked on books ever since.
For wisdom is worth far more than silver and gold, if you see me sitting in the streets now, I’m tryna hear the prophets.
–@StevieStreets #ism #poem | Prophets > Profits
If children were afraid of failing, we’d never learn to walk.
In your growth, you must be fearless as the child.
Be not afraid of failure,
Not trying should frighten you far more than failing.
If you fall,
Get back up,
Adjust and adapt.
You never lose if you learn from the loss;
But you gotta be in it to win it!
Get in the game.
The game of life is a beautiful thing!
You are one step closer each day!
Walk in your purpose!
TURN YOUR MISTAKES INTO STEPPING STONES!
Failing is an art form.
When you commence to failing forward, you are halfway home.
When you commence the ultimate belief in yourself,
Your mindset will alchemize your mistakes into stepping stones.
–@StevieStreets | Turn Your Mistakes Into Stepping Stones
Penury and affluence are products of the mind. Focus on your abilities, utilize the resources within your reach. Give 100% in all your efforts; the journey of 1,000 miles begins with 1 step, keep moving forward by all means.
Believe in yourself; the helping hand you seek is often at the end of your own arm.
Become a student; learn from everyone and everything, stand on the shoulder of giants. Leverage your resources; build upon everything you have and build with everyone you know, experience is the best teacher.
Develop a daily mantra; tell yourself “I AM THE GREATEST” for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Consume an I Think I Can Attitude; tell yourself “I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN” until you Know You Can! You Can Do It! And You Will Do It! Become a champion in your mind, you have to know you’re the greatest when no one else knows you’re the greatest.
Condition your mind to conquer fear; action alleviates doubt, ACT AS IF YOU COULD NOT FAIL. There’s a seed of knowledge in each failure; find it and every loss becomes a win.
Practice the art of MIND OVER MATTER; you can do anything you set your mind to, think and grow rich with discipline, dedication, and determination.
Practice THE POWER OF NOW; never put off for tomorrow, that in which you can accomplish today. Treat each moment as life and death; the perfect time never arrives, all you have is Now and within the moment Now is gone forever. TIME IS LIFE; Master Your Minutes, Now is the time and the hour MAKE EVERYONE SECOND COUNT!
Expect the unexpected then go out and do the impossible. Imagination is better than knowledge; tell yourself “Difficult, Not Impossible” then envision the extra ordinary. Your mind is extraordinary; the eye of the Lord is upon you. There’s jewels within your mind’s eye; if you can conceive it, you can achieve it!
Condition your mind for endurance; become mentally cross fit, ALWAYS GO THE EXTRA MILE. Prepare to conquer life like you’re conditioning for track & field. Treat each objective like your competing in Speed and Distance, treat each obstacle like you’re facing 100m hurdles. Opportunities are always available to those who a prepared to meet them; success is often awarded to those who maintained the stamina after enthusiasm waned. Persistence pays; the trouble is you prepare for the sprint, and life is like a marathon.
Condition your mind to maintain peace; become emotionally intelligent. Learn to maintain the peace you manifest within without disturbance from the noise that surrounds you. Develop a poker face; learn when to hold and when to fold. You may not control the cards that are dealt your way; but you do have the power to play your hand. Life is a lot like poker; it’s not about the cards on the table, it’s more or less about the player with the cards. Keep your cool at all times; act on reason, never make a decision based on emotions. Exercise acceptance; fold when you need to cut your losses early. Exercise stillness; hold when you need to let your resources develop. Exercise peace; play your high card when the chips are not falling your way. When all else fails, remember Penury and Affluence are products of the mind.
–@StevieStreets | Penury and Affluence circa January 16, 2015
Make Every Second Count… then learn to Master Your Minutes;
we all 24 hours in The Bank of Life,
how you choose to spend those 24 hours should be in your best interest someway.
What you do with the 24 hours that you are granted in The Bank of Life
will either increase or deplete your return on investment each day.
When you begin to see that each day is one of one,
you will soon begin to see that there’s a big difference between one day and day one.
–@StevieStreets #timemanagement #insights #poem | The Bank of Life
Each day is one of one;
may each sunrise awaken the brilliance within you. 🌞
May your thoughts illuminate enlightenment,
may wandering minds become fully present in the presence of you. 🌞
May you remember: You are golden…
don’t be afraid to let your inner glow shine bright;
the world needs your beautiful soul. 🌞
HAPPY NEW YEAR SOUL STAR…
may you be the light in someone’s darkest hour, this year;
may your smile become luz del sol. 🌞
–@StevieStreets anew poem | Happy New Year Soul Star 🌞
A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure. -Henry Kissinger
If you’re going through something, go through it; face your fears, focus, and keep pressing forward. Don’t let the pressure of the process break you; there’s always a process before progress, let your obstacles make you… let ’em make you mentally, physically, and emotionally stronger. If you can’t jump over the hurdles, RUN THROUGH THEM; don’t let trepidation take you off track, don’t fall at the first hurdle. Remember, obstacle courses are designed to enhance your ability. Your stumbling blocks are building you up, let them lead you towards something beautiful. Keep on keeping on, stay the course, the pressure is shaping something beautiful. You are tougher than a diamond, you are as brilliant as a diamond; with laser-sharp focus, you will shine bright like a diamond… THE WORLD IS YOURS, there’s a diamond mine in your mind; if the diamond can make it out of the rough, so can you.
Time tells everything, fire refines gold, pressure makes diamonds and your attitude is the alchemist that makes ordinary moments extraordinary. Imagine how wonderful life would be, if you learned to welcome the pressure. Now practice the power of now and welcome the pressure like the Hope Diamond. Learn to let the jewels of life enrich your heart and enrich your mind and in Godspeed may they transform your soul into a beautiful treasure.
–@StevieStreets | Diamond Life Insights: Redefine Your Mind
You may rise above thought
or you may drown in sorrows
You may enjoy the presence of today
or be consumed by the yesterdays and tomorrows
Anxiousness is like fighting the waves,
stillness is like learning to float
Meditation is the art of surfing brain waves,
anger is the madness that rocks the boat
You must learn to cope with anger:
you must master the art of removing the antigens of worry and fear;
you must become the curator of the mental images exhibited in your mental space
You must learn to disengage from dysfunction:
you must master the art of nothingness;
you must learn to free yourself from your mind,
you must learn to draw upon emptiness to open your mind,
you must learn to clear your mind, to illuminate a better mental space
You must learn to surrender:
you must understand, surrendering does not mean the absence of action;
to totally surrender is to become non-resistant to all that is in the moment
You must learn to find peace through acceptance:
you must understand, acceptance does not mean the presence of agreement;
to totally accept is to be fully aware of all that is in the moment
You must learn to master your emotions
Emotional Intelligence is like a bridge over troubled waters
Worry. Anger. Fear:
they are the toxins of thought,
the ethos of high anxiety,
the wellsprings of displaced emotions
Letting your thoughts drift towards worry, anger, and fear is like throwing stones at troubled waters
Worrying disables your well-being;
you must learn to let the things you can’t control lift you like a kite in the wind
When you learn to go with the flow,
you’ll begin to understand the kite defies gravity by accepting the push of the wind
Enlightenment is a process,
the teacher was once the beginner
You may be consumed by fear
or you may be consumed by freedom;
same pool, different swimmer
–@StevieStreets #stilllife #perspectives | Same Pool, Different Swimmer