" examples of a man "

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it's a curious thing, the notion of what makes a man. in my life, i never had a direct instructional on how to develop those qualities which would be resultant in manhood. it was a smattering of observations, learning by osmosis from other men in my life, an assemblage of mimicry, and moments of flexing my own notions.

as i am now, it feels like i'm less a "man-man," and more simply a human. there are most definitely templates, stereotypes, and typologies of what the global man is, but we are all just shades of gray on the spectrum.

we all have the infinite potential for greatness and tenderness, where our mightiest power lies in having the notion, and knowing when to utilize it in support of our fellow people.

the beauty of our existence lies in our bold implementation of our personalities and is recorded by those around us through our actions. what makes you a man then, becomes less important than what makes you a good person.

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" the line in the circle "

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you should at all times make the attempt to give pause before saying something out of frustration, judgement, or anger. you may be fueling your discontent based on a single moment of ire, and it is difficult to know the long-lasting outcomes of momentary vitriol.

when you feel that white-hot heat of displeasure, welling up seating heavy and square upon your torso, of course there's nothing more relieving than unleashing it into the world as quick as possible.

but take a moment, a true moment of pause. allow this feeling to manifest, to evolve and ripen. recognize it and give it a power and a name. know it's presence is as valid as all other feelings, and deserves to exist. then with that recognition, you may make your choices.

all it takes are mere seconds and the situation changes, the day shifts into something else, the tone of your week alters, your life is now different. it is all that simple and it is all that complex.

when you make a line through a circle, it's an active choice. there is an entrance and an exit. a beginning and an end. it has always been like this, and afterwards, nothing is ever the same.

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" the fantastic voyage "

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just bold unabashed joy and gleeful adventures from now on. you are greatness with grace, elegance in chaos, poetry in motion, beautifully free.

other revel in your presence and find comfort in your clutches. brave souls beware the magnetism of a fabric this exquisite.

tonight's homework:

no fears, no qualms, nothing less than a pure contentment of Self.

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" break in the clouds "

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short visits from old friends, the ones which also helped to define you.

it's important to take note of those handful of other human beings who have challenged you, set you on a path proper, changed your way of looking & thinking about something, and always had your best intentions in heart.

these are the anchors in your life. these are the touchstones and the ones you can always count on. find these gems in the world, and it makes being a person on the mantle that much less lonely.

neither distance of geography or length of time will weaken the bond. big ups to you friend, best of luck in all things, and sending positive vibes your way.

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" all signs point to awesome "

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you're looking through the green curtain, through the veils, through the disbelief in all the things you want to accomplish but have the fear sitting on your chest like a spear straight through the heart.

looking, peering, and noticing that the supposed briars and brambles are in your mind. you create your barriers, and you create the keys to walk through them.

everything is perfect for a proper de-shackling. the sun is out, the birds are singing, flowers are in bloom, and somewhere all that untapped potential is ready to expand.

tonight's homework:

give yourself a break, and do dat ish right.

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" smmr fridayz "

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at the very beginning of the very first corporate summer friday here in bklyn, we find ourselves brimming at the top, teetering quite literally at the threshold of the precipice of the edge of the edge, with unabashed and marvelous electric tedium.

it's going to be a dope summer.

tonight's homework:

#skippingspringaltogether

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 just a dash of a dream lights a fire in our hearts, and we feel the buildup in our powerful frames, shaking and quivering with strength and potential. 
 an energy uplifted in our souls, a brilliant ceaseless desire to be heard, to be loved, to be understood and challenged. 
 we are endless becoming the best version  of ourselves, whether through folly or successes. to dare to be that courageous, to know the light beyond the boundaries of our understanding, yet demand our attention and care. 
 we encounter the unknown, and find our will intact with all of its steadfastness and fortitude. there’s nothing we cannot do. 
  tonight’s homework:  
 make a wish, and a plan. you got the goods. 
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just a dash of a dream lights a fire in our hearts, and we feel the buildup in our powerful frames, shaking and quivering with strength and potential.

an energy uplifted in our souls, a brilliant ceaseless desire to be heard, to be loved, to be understood and challenged.

we are endless becoming the best version  of ourselves, whether through folly or successes. to dare to be that courageous, to know the light beyond the boundaries of our understanding, yet demand our attention and care.

we encounter the unknown, and find our will intact with all of its steadfastness and fortitude. there’s nothing we cannot do.

tonight’s homework:

make a wish, and a plan. you got the goods.

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