Jamming to my neo soul playlist the other day, I came across an admired song by Amel Larrieux titled Get Up. In this particular song, she sings, "I know you're down, when you gone get up?" That chorus alone sparked a much needed fire in me. I instantly got inspiration from those words.
A lot of us are not in the positions we want to be in and haven't been for quite some time. Although everyone wants to accomplish something, not everyone wants to put in the work. But as my intelligent friend so eloquently communicated to me last week, how do we expect to have a seat at the table when we haven't made reservations? In other words, how do we expect anything to change in our lives when we haven't made the effort to change them?
Some people wallow in being down. They make 356 excuses as to why they can't get up and do what they've been meaning to do for years. They love to tell any and everyone that will listen about how life has dealt them an unfortunate hand and blah, blah, blah, blah. All that is cool or whatever, but when are you going to get up?
I'm learning more and more on this journey called life that it only works when we work it, and what we can't handle is left up to the Higher Power. We have the ingredients in us we need to succeed. All we have to do is tap into that greatness. Complaining about being down is just like panicking when you've fallen in shallow water. Sometimes you're in a situation you feel is too deep and could possibly drown you. However, if you just calm down and stand up, you'll find that you're actually in shallow water and getting out and back on your feet is easier than you know.
When you gone get up?
Peace and Blessings,
- Samjah Iman
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