Musings

Reflections…

Today, my mind went on a reflection acrobatics. It kept juggling concepts of future and present. Is there a middle ground between the future and the present? Why do we plan so much about the future as if there’s a guarantee that we would live there? Why is it hard to live in the moment…

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Products of Institutions

We are defined by institutions. Every human is shaped by a combination of institutions. A family unit is an institution. We draw some elements of our being from there. Schools are institutions. They teach us how to “become” in another institution—the society. It teaches us to conform, to be respectable and to be what’s expected…

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To be a Christian…

I am not christ-like. I’m not perfect. To be Christ-like means perfection. If to be Christian is to be Christ-like, then one has to stay sober and docile. But, when I think of these things, I know it’s hard to achieve. Living without sin is just impossible. We are an embodiment of sin. It’s what…

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Just a thought…

Imagine you’re in a house with no roof, what would you think about? Imagine you’re stuck in a boat that stops in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, what would you think about? Imagine you’re in an elevator and it stops in mid flight, what would you think about? At these moments, what thoughts can…

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Black & Human: Unapologetically

I am a human. I am black. Do I need to state this? Nothing can change that fact. It is what it will be forever and I’m proud of that fact. Therefore, why should I remind anyone that my life matters? Why can’t I find meaning from my own existence? Why should I remind institutions…

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How to work when falling…

I had an ecstatic feeling some weeks ago. My niece started walking. It was an unbelievable feeling. But, her actions stuck with me. This is what she did. She walked for about three seconds. She fell. She got up and started walking again with a smile. I think for some of us, as adults, we’ve…