‘No A-hole Rule’

I first read about this no asshole rule on dancingpalmtrees.com. Of course the title caught my attention. I have had a hard time getting this idea through to my sister/business partner who believes money trumps how people treat you – dollars over how much stress and discomfort they create. Uhm.. no. Not all money is good money, especially when there are plenty of clients and prospects who are kind and lovely to work with. A line has to be drawn. I just think when it doesn’t feel good, it’s most likely no good.

I also think this philosophy should be all-encompassing; from amorousness to business to that one neighbor you can’t stand; rid your life of all the assholes. Even if it’s your supervisor, minimize your interactions with that fool. Pack light + eliminate anyone who messes up your chi.

full post: why life is too short to work with assholes

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(Fear of) Drowning: a Free-Verse Poem

He dances around love wearing a life vest.
And no, its not a sweet, sensual Samba, but rather
a cautious, calculated Waltz.

Careful to only get his feet wet.
Just enough to cool the heat
and suppress his desire for/fear of companionship.
Never letting love lap at his knees, you know,
’cause they might get weak.

Then she came along.

Confident. Carefree. Warm + smiling.
No life vest! he noted.
She finds his hands and guides him.
Love hits his ankles.

Thighs.

Stomach.

Chest.

To the deep end.

He welcomes the submergence as love takes control
of his heartbeat, giving it new rhythm.

Equally submerged, she hasn’t let go.
Her grip is strong. Relentless and gentle.
The dance more fluid and enjoyable now with a good partner.
Scary and ..exciting.
It’s just hard to get close with that bulk around his chest.
But love is patient.

They dance a beautiful contemporary number now.
And he still wears that life vest.
Sometimes.
Just in case.

© 2017 KBW

week 21|2017

TEN BEHAVIORS OF GENUINE PEOPLE:

  1. They don’t seek attention.
  2. They’re not concerned with being liked.
  3. They can tell when others are full of shit.
  4. They are comfortable in their own skin.
  5. They do what they say and say what they mean.
  6. They don’t need a lot of stuff.
  7. They’re not thin-skinned.
  8. They’re not overly modest or boastful.
  9. They’re consistent.
  10. They practice what they preach.

I spied this on my ig feed and I wholeheartedly agree with this list. I’d like to add that genuine people are honest with themselves and, in turn, of course they feel freer to be honest with others. They also inspire others to walk their path and be truer to themselves.

Would you add anything to the list? Do you consider yourself genuine? With whom are/can you the most genuine? Do you ever, like myself, say fuck being real and just give everyone a fake representative because they don’t deserve to engage the real you?

AGAIN | Raw Poetic Response & Reflection (a repost)

Pure fire.

AGAIN Cheat on me again Ignore me again Choose her over me again Disrespect me again Yell at me again Don’t buy me anything again Don’t introduce me again Choose them over me again Lie to me again Don’t call when you say you will again Don’t come when you say you will again Copy […]

via AGAIN | Raw Poetic Response & Reflection — authenticitee speaks

Black Every Friday: Shanti Om

I had the pleasure of hearing AND MEETING Shanti last month at a live performance and I just had to share her light with y’all! She is SO beautiful, humble, natural and.. real. And incredibly gifted. I just love her energy. If you can’t tell, she’s using a loop machine to record her voice/the track. I mean, who does that??! She’s magical.

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