We are all born with the same knowledge. That knowledge is instinct. This develops into tools and lessons that we learn from our parents, family, teachers, and people who are in our lives. Every action sends a reflection whether we see the reflection or not. All parents, teachers and role models have important life lessons to always follow, that lesson is to lead by example. No matter where you think you are, who may be watching, your words and actions never go unnoticed.
Growing up in the projects of Philadelphia, I looked up to everyone for guidance in life and for survival. The people who lived around me were all not living to help guide me but instead I had to see their hard lessons and make sure I did not do the same. I had close family who were alcoholics although their intentions for me was not to abuse it like they were. I had family who had anger and emotionally issues although they wanted me to be calm and not jump to reactions. I had family who was selfish and only put their needs first before anyone although they were trying to mold me to think about everyone else first before myself. I had family who always looked for shortcuts in making money but yet always wanted me to get an education in school and say no to the streets. This family was everyone in my life including friends and neighbors. Growing up in the projects, everyone is family because it is you verse survival.
My heart always saw what was wrong. Although I made many mistakes in my life and chose many times not to use my heart, I always knew what the right thing to do was. I always felt guilt and felt bad for those actions that was not kosher per se. But my surroundings, my environment, my guides always had a big part in the decisions I made. At those times, I chose to do what I saw, not what I was told to do. I repeated the actions of the people I loved and admired instead of following the true voice of my heart. I tried to walk the steps of many people before me in the same situation not realizing that those footsteps walked off a cliff into chaos and that those actions would follow you for the rest of your existence. I saw people fade away, I saw people go to jail, I saw angry fights, I saw gun wars, I saw drugs, I saw people die. I was seeing my future. All of these experiences were embedded into my energy and if I didn’t escape and bring insight into my soul, I would have the same outcome. I would end up like millions of others, with no name, no good memories of their actions, no legacy, just another projector, another soul lost to circumstances.
As I was growing up, I prayed to G-D and my angels for help. I cried many times looking for answers not knowing these were my lessons and answers. I was learning what not to do. I was learning how to set the example by action and energy. I was learning to always be myself and not to let others decide and effect my decisions in life. I was learning to be a man, a righteous, G-D LOVING man. That is what I am always trying to be today. The more I am in the light, the less darkness that can come in.
My lessons I pass on so that everyone can stop the karmic cycle. Lead by example. Children are being molded all the time. They see and hear everything. Make all your actions and words positive and from the heart. Let your children mimic all the good deeds you do. Let one of your child’s first words be LOVE. Let them open their eyes every morning thinking about how can they help this world. Have every child get in touch with their heart and let their soul shine bright. It is this way that our future generations change. It is this way that we create more love and compassion on this earth. This is how we change the future, with love and education. The future can only change when we lead by example. Lets lead today for the brighter tomorrow. G-D Bless!!