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Sunday, April 20, 2008

really, really, really...that's all folks!




"you can only be destroyed by believing that you really are what the white world calls a nigger"


James Baldwin

7 comments:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

what u leaving, u better not

focusedpurpose said...

hi T:-)

no i am not leaving. i am expanding:-)

"that's all folks" as used here should mean---the end. unless we BELIEVE we are what america has called niggers we can not be destroyed. and really really really...that's all folks.

the power of belief is not examined as much as it should be. that was the purpose of the post.

hope your new business venture is going well.

abundant blessings to you bro,
focusedpurpose

T.I.C. said...

Hello focusedpurpose,

"as a man believeth in his heart so is he."

so if you believe in your heart that you are what white folks call you.....so is he!

Ensayn1 said...

FP, you said the fullness. "the power of belief is not examined as much as it should be."

This is the whole truth. And most people don't believe. Look around you and see how many people are Christians and you tell them they can walk on water and they tell you they cannot. Yet, the man they worship tells them they can do as he did and certainly greater things than he. But, they still say they cannot.

I once saw a program, on which channel I cannot remember. But, the essence of the program was about belief. The narrator of the program examined a time when people didn't believe a man could jump more than 27' in the long jump. Yet, when Bob Beamon set his record jump at 29'2 1/2" in the long jump competition, this injected the thought and belief that it was possible to jump more than 27'. Since that time the record has been broken at least twice by Mike Powell and now world record holder is Ivan Pedroso (all Black men). The point of the program was to show that once the thought became a belief the record was broken several times offically and un-officially.

I think for us to get out of our conditions we must first learn to think for ourselves, then believe whatever we can do can be done, then know we will make it happen.

Rachelle Farrell on her song Individualy reminds us that many thoughts some people may have may not be there own....."Is that your thought you're thinking?

sevenofnine said...

My Sister,

It comes as a great shock to me to realize that you are leaving, or suspending your wonderful blog, ... which I regard as one of the best on the net! I appreciate your choice of topics, and the serene and inspired way with which you respond to your readers. I know I am joined by many others, in thanking you for the opportunity to share in your wisdom!

With heartfelt thanks,

Barry

focusedpurpose said...

hi Barry:-)

thanks for the love!

i am not going anywhere just yet.

i meant it is only true if you believe---that's all folks! sorry it wasn't clear...

blessings bro,
focusedpurpose

focusedpurpose said...

hi T.I.C. and Ensayn 1-

welcome back. i am giving you both a big hug. you get it! yes! yes! yes! more of us must get this nugget:-)

blessings,
focusedpurpose