IMAJ posts via Facebook, “The ego is that ugly little troll that lives underneath the bridge between your mind and your Heart (love). Love is happy when it is able to give something. The ego is happy when it is able to take something. When you lose the ego…you become infinite, kind, beautiful.” So pleased to share this graphic tee by 3rd Culture Style. Thank you so much for the gift. (Above quotes by Osho, Gael Greene & Yogi Bhajan)
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I SEE COLOR: Love. L-O-V-E. Is there enough love to go around? Does the sun have only one beam, for one flower, on this Earth? Are we not all interconnected? My mother has always taught me that true value and integrity is in oneself. Yet every now and then, including lately, someone will reach out to me and inform me about a new “Black Female” Country Singer. Some time ago I had the experience where an associate said they mentioned me to a major label and the label’s reply to that person was they already had “one” (i.e. a Black Female Country singer). Most of the time when I’m approached about this, I’m presented with the urgency of it — that I have to win, to be the first. But I’m not the first nor are they. There are several talented, “Black Female” Country singers that have been around for decades (Linda Martel, et al) and its a wonderful thing. I certainly embrace my ethnicity, my history — which is the history of us all — and I do see color. Why wouldn’t I? Beauty, culture, language, art ~ these are all the colors that breathe life into our world. I celebrate our differences. Why would we not celebrate the unique beauty of the eagle as well as the dove? And yet I Am — We Are — Human Beings. We are the Human Race. Each of us is a miracle from the complexity of our human eyes to the warmth depth of the Human Spirit. The moment we begin to use our differences to tear each other apart rather than fit our puzzle pieces together, there can be no love, no beauty, and no truth. What I pray for, work towards and live this life through is a hope that with each new generation we will have open minds and hearts that will grow and act in Love not Fear. This time on Earth is so incredibly precious. One day each and every one of our times will run out. Do all that you can to celebrate the beauty of our world. Appreciate life. Stand up for what may not be easy but in the end is what’s right. Celebrate yourself and each other. And above all act in Love. For when you are full of love you have no reason to fear. #countrymusic #love #newyear
I am Love. You are Love. We are Love. As children we were all born into this world, absolutely innocent. All we ever longed for was love, peace and harmony with our new environment. That innocence is the single thread that still connects us all. It’s who we really are beneath whatever society has conditioned us to be. And when we recognize that Love as who we really, we can’t help but project out into the world that which is inside of us. Though we rarely see it through the media, where cruelty and injustice populate the screen, as human beings we overwhelmingly choose empathy over apathy, selflessness over selfishness, compassion over indifference. Who we are gives us all the power to make a difference. I am Love. You are Love. We are Love.
“Tonight [we're a little bit country] because we fell in love with the sound of a Miami native, who’s busy conquering the world…the sultry and sweet IMAJ.” ~Deco Drive (FOX News) WSVN Channel 7