Following the Soul

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Following the Soul

Each day, I find myself walking away yet nothing changes. I wonder: What do I seek? Where am I going? Am I afraid?… What am I walking away from and why now?

Then I stumbled upon  this quote by Rumi:

All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there. #quotes

Following my soul….wherever it leads that is where I will go…

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

15 thoughts on “Following the Soul”

  1. What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it. Krishnamurti

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    1. Just like all the other “things” demonized by people who are shitting their pants and panties due to blindly following the “teachings” of their icons and the ones that stumbled around on the planet before them, fear was always my soulmate,

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        1. It’s only wise when seen against lame stories like The Fall a.k.a. the Original Sin and what came from same. We from the Other People are not plagued by that and take life and all that comes with it not too seriously, while simultaneously acknowledging that the “negative” belongs to it as well. Remember when I wrote: Once you’re in a depression, try to enjoy the damned thing, instead of suffering from it? Stuff like that, babe.

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          1. I protect my anger because I rather enjoy it…. and I resent when denied my anger. That is my story.

            Since my father’s death (I was 9) the world seemed slippery. Every time I thought I stood n solid ground the rug was pulled right from under me, and I landed usually hard on my ass.

            The thundering dark clouds surrounded me, blocking any light. I grew up with those clouds. Wasn’t until about 10 years ago that I recognized expecting the dark clouds created them Gradually the clouds dissipated as I no longer thought about them.

            Interesting, The light was clear and the path paved but I become accustomed to dark thundering clouds and eventually returned to somber dreary days under dark thundering clouds.

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  2. Ah, good old Rumi, a.k.a. مولوی. Little did he know that so called Master, always seeking to connect with the alleged divine, and thus celebrated and adored by the ignorant and lazy herd. Try Krishnamurti for a change:

    1) “To seek is to deny the truth that’s right in front of you.”

    2) “Not to seek is to find; and the finding is not in the future – it is there, where you don’t look.”

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