The last time you looked into the mirror, what did you see?
When I look in the mirror I feel as though I am looking into my soul and I see myself on a continuum a reflection of someone that I have known for a long time. I look back over the years and the diverse experiences that I have had and yet I am still here. The entire lifespan and all that it entailed the people that were a part of those experiences the things that I have done saw and the diverse feelings and emotions these are the things that allowed me to be the man that I am.
The rich history the thrill of victory the agony of defeat. The laughter the tears the elation the grief. The times when I didn’t know what was going to become of me but yet I sang within myself the hymn how I got over. The eyes truly are the mirror to the soul. How I would look into my eyes and talk to the Lord asking for guidance and deliverance from myself and you know what that is something I still do today.
As it is written when I reflect I am always going inward as it is often stated depression is going inward and getting stuck. In contrast in the form of meditation reflection is going inward and getting a resolution. There is a part of us that has to become whole or complete there is a void that we have to resolve or reconcile with that is why reflection or introspection is so important. We must go inward to the depths of our soul to the bottom of our heart to come to a better understanding of our self.
The best agent we have for us is ourselves and the most adversity is faced when we go against ourselves. So when I look in the mirror I have to learn to love myself in spite of myself. To encourage myself whether I receive it from others or not. Also to believe in myself whether others believe in me or not. To trust myself and to be true to myself. As it is stated this is not as good as it get know the best is yet to come if I only believe. I know for a fact that God did not bring me this far to leave me alone.
Calvin Thompson is a native Detroiter who was influenced by the soulful liberating consciousness of the turbulent yet trans-formative consciousness of the 60’s. In his writings and his speeches you see and feel the passion of the need for liberation but not of a political genre but the quest for something greater as an awareness of who you really are. That not only do you need economic and political liberation but to truly be free one must go to the next level in your thinking. There is a new day and a new consciousness becoming more apparent today. So in his breakthrough book you can see and feel his passion to take the struggle to new frontiers and beyond the limitations that we impose upon ourselves.
As evident in his writings is a recurring theme that it is our time. We can and will be transformed by the renewal of our mind. If there is any one that knows the value of experiencing an transformation it is the writer himself. Having experienced tragedy and triumph toils and snares having gone through the mental health care system during early adulthood and to return to that system as a health care provider. To have achieved a degree in Psychology as well as doing extensive independent research in the area of motivation and personal development. Additionally to be appointed to the title of Minister so not only he does bring years of experience to his writings in the area of Psychology but he fuses or infuse his writing with a wealth of spiritual insight as well.
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