searching for one’s self?
the answers are not out there.
why not look within?
–@StevieStreets #haiku | searching for one’s self
FIND YOUR TRIBE:
Don’t hide the madness,
Find your tribe and love them hard;
For they are the ones that help you find your way home.
Peace to the beautiful souls that understand my silence;
For they are the ones that know the difference between being lonely and being alone.
Special thanks to the Introverts and the Empaths that understand my introvert problems like:
Why do I feel more lonesome when more people are around?
Why do I find it hard so to stfu when people I enjoy come around?
What causes a person to feel more alone in a room full of people than when they’re actually alone?
Why is small talk such a big deal?
Why do I prefer self-talk more than talking on the phone?
Is it me, or do the I CAME I SAW I LEFT EARLY memes really hit home?
Can the hashtag stay close to people who feel like sunlight credo illuminate the path back home?
Like a flower leans towards the sun, we tend to gravitate towards an inner glow.
My poems are not poems…
And I say that to say:
I’m not antisocial, I can’t fake being social;
If it entails fake smiling,
I probably won’t go.
I wrote this piece for those that know:
I’m not saying I don’t want the invite,
I still want the invite;
Although, we all know, I’m not gonna go.
I’m still a social being, at least.
Yeah, I disappear at times; it’s my thing.
I just like being at peace.
I’m close to very few people,
But those few people mean everything to me;
In case you didn’t know.
Happiness is an inside job
Yet you need to surround yourself with people that are good for your mental health.
Even an Introvert exhibits extroverted tendencies in an environment that allows one the comfort of being one’s self.
Normal is a myth and conformance is bad for one’s health;
If nothing else:
-@StevieStrees #poem | Find Your Tribe
FREE YOUR MIND!
When your thoughts are confined, you become blind to the power within you.
You are not your circumstances,
don’t let mental abuse stop you from reaching your full potential.
Tear down the emotional walls, FREE Your Mind!
The most dangerous prisons are built in the mind.
You are not a product of your environment, you are stronger than you think.
Success is 99% mindset; if you want to change your life, you have to change the way you think.
YOU ARE ENOUGH, but it will never be enough if you can’t see it in your mind.
AS A MAN THINKETH, so is he.
Never underestimate the power of habit, we are what we think daily.
They say one may never travel beyond one’s thoughts, are your thoughts guiding you towards where you wanna be?
Is emotional trauma reminiscent to the elephant and the rope analogy?
What’s holding you back? Is it fear? Is it a lack of hope? Tell me?
What kind of mental images are you painting? Tell me what you see?
–@StevieStreets #sonnet | FREE Your Mind
A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.
As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead they didn’t try to at all.
Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.
The trainer replied: “WHEN THEY ARE VERY YOUNG AND MUCH SMALLER WE USE THE SAME SIZE ROPE TO TIE THEM AND, AT THAT AGE, IT’S ENOUGH TO HOLD THEM. AS THEY GROW UP, THEY ARE CONDITIONED TO BELIEVE THEY CANNOT BREAK AWAY. THEY BELIEVE THE ROPE CAN STILL HOLD THEM, SO THEY NEVER TRY TO BREAK FREE.” The only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was because over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible.
Moral of the story: No matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible. Believing you can become successful is the most important step in actually achieving it.
Pride < Humility = Humility > Pride
stay humble my friends;
choose humility over pride.
–@StevieStreets #ism | Humility is greater than Pride
Inner strength makes you the strongest, exercising self-restraint is the best exercise. Are you strong and well?
My poems are not poems,
Don’t get it confused, these ain’t just lyrics.
I convene with the ancient spirits.
Wisdom cries out to the Streets,
If you quiet the noise, you could hear it.
When you mind your own, you’ll find the Divine in your own.
You could search in temples, churches, and mosques and never find your way home.
When you walk in faith rather than sight, you commence to see God’s presence in everything.
If you can comprehend the transcendental vibes, you know ENERGY IS EVERYTHING.
If you don’t recognize the power within, I suggest you become acquainted with the arts.
I’m anticipating, you’ll see the correlation between creation and art.
If you can’t see the God matter between your temples, you’ll never discover the Divine that dwells in your heart.
I suggest you act on reason not emotion,
Why do you think the brain is above the heart?
But don’t mind me,
You were given one mouth and two ears and most tend to listen not.
What do I know?!
I’m just an introvert in a world that talks a lot.
Nah, I’m not antisocial,
SELF-TALK is the best talk,
I tend to talk to God a lot.
–@StevieStreets #ism | God Energy
WHO ARE YOU?
I’m not asking about your name or where you are from.
I’m not asking about your occupation or the things you have done.
I’m asking: Who Are You?
The most important words that you shall ever speak will immediately proceed the phrase I AM;
so I repeat: Who Are You?
What kind of self-image are you painting? – Do you draw conclusions? – Where do you draw inspiration from? – What kind of self-image are you painting?
Are you kind to yourself? – What kind of thoughts are you thinking? – Do you know life and death lie in the power of the tongue? – Are you kind in your self-talk? – What kind of thoughts are you thinking?
I’m asking: Who Are You?
Who do you think you are? – Who are you? – Tell me who you think you are?
What makes you who are? – Who are you? – Tell me what makes you who are?
Can you tell me who you are? – Who are you? – Tell me who you are?
I don’t know how well you know yourself; I don’t know if you ever thought about who you are…
Nevertheless, I pose the question “Who are you?” to draw you closer to who you are. – Do you see who you are?
I don’t know if we’re the sum total of our thoughts; who knows if your mental lexicon defines who you are…
What I know for sure is the meaning of life is revealed to those that discover who they are. – Do you know who you are?
They say one can never travel beyond one’s thoughts; if so, you better keep your thinking up to par…
One thing’s for certain, you won’t go far without a conscious mind – keep that in mind – from this time on, get to know thyself – you deserve to know who you are. – Do you think about who you are?
–@StevieStreets #subconscious #sonnet | from THE BOOK OF QUESTIONS: WHO ARE YOU? (An Ode to I AM)
Change the narrative…
Speak less of who you were, speak more of who you are.
Think about the plot twist – you got this! – your ability to articulate the divinity within will make you a star.
Change the narrative.
Change the narrative.
Take the band-aids off, open your heart, let the world see your scars.
Speak of those defining moments, there’s no shame in the pain; tell the world, the things that break you make you who you are.
Change the narrative.
Teach the boys and girls how the lowest moments in life prepared you to reach for the stars.
Teach the boys and girls how you acquired emotional intelligence from being emotionally scarred.
Teach the boys and girls why everything you’ve been through has made you everything you are.
Speak life; plant seeds of wisdom in the youth, help the boys and girls grow.
Speak life; teach the youth to live and let die, preach the power of letting go.
Speak life, even if it kills you to speak your truth; you must know, everything you’ve been through has been preparing you for everywhere you must go.
–@StevieStreets #youarenotyourcircumstances #sonnet | Changing The Narrative
A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on her own wings. Always believe in yourself! -Unknown
You are not defined by your circumstances.
You have the ability to defy your circumstances.
You have to keep an eye on your choices, your chances.
You will be refined via your choices, your chances.
Under no circumstances will I allow to think quitting is a choice, you will not squander your chances.
Under the circumstances, you will make better choices and prepare for better chances.
Stand firm in your decisions, walk in your purpose, don’t leave it to happenstance.
In the journey of life, you must step up, you cannot live a purpose driven life by happenstance.
Change your mind – change your life, it’s that simple at a glance.
To be or not to be is a choice, just be careful with that choice, you only have one life to live and NOW is your chance.
–@StevieStreets #defyingtheodds #poem | Under No Circumstances
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
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. -Basquiat | #youareenough
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid. -Einstein
You’re never who they say you are,
you are beautiful,
you are magic,
you are everything;
in essence you are who you think you are
and so much more.
Energy is everything,
therefore, as a man thinketh he shall be…
if you believe it you can achieve it;
when you open your mind’s eye, you will see so much more.
One may never elevate higher than his thoughts,
therefore, you must turn up a book and master the art of positive self talk.
–@StevieStreets | You Are What You Think You Are