These days getting back to where I've been spiritually, I needed to create something that energizes me and hopefully the world. Hip Hop changed my life and creating a story about it, is the medicine I needed. I'm confident that when you come to check out the reading of the first act, it will give you some as well. Hip Hop not helped to mold me, but the whole planet. "Lyrics" gives us hope about the greatest genre of art in the last four plus decades.
Come check me and the amazing actors on August 20th.
Adversity. This is a term that seems pretty direct in its definition. However this is one hundred percent viewed in the lens of each person that uses it. I have been thinking about this a great deal lately and I have come to that conclusion. I was recently complaining to myself about what I perceive as of adversity to begin this year. The truth is my version of adversity is pretty mild when I view people outside of my bubble. I have a bounty that my family one generation ago could not imagine. I see people get very upset and get on television or make speeches about what is wrong with everything. They says things like this thing is not "great" or "everything is going in the wrong direction". I don't know what they are talking about. I haven't traveled all over the world, but there is a good reason why most people want to come here. Out blessings are so overwhelming and powerful that every second and every moment we should relish them.
Most of us live in the United States of America. The United States of America. Regardless of how we got here (and the struggles of the last two hundred plus years) , we are here. I don't want to be anywhere else. Most people want to be here with us. Tomorrow, most of us reading this can make a decision to totally change our life. Change jobs, Change cities, change relationships, are things we get to decide. Tomorrow morning we can do this! That is wonderful! A very short time ago in history most of the people on the planet had their lives predetermined for them before they were born. My goodness, what an amazing blessing we all have! We can learn, live, do bad, do good, right now. What an amazing representation of being human is our lives at this time.
We also are the most philanthropic people on Earth. Stop beefing (complaining). Adversity is not whether gas prices are up or down. Adversity does not sound like whether someone in some political party believes what I believe. I know I said its defined by our own lens, but let's put it in the right context. 2016 is the best year to be alive in the United States of America ever. The good old days are now. I would destroy a time machine that tried to transport me to 1957. There is nothing for any of us there. We have learned as a people. There are many people on the earth who believe that TODAY may be there last day. They have to overcome adversity. Once we acknowledge our blessing each day, let's use our power as the greatest nation to help all we can as much as we can. I will take each moment I can to use that power.
For the first time in a long time, I have a bit of anxiety. I make no claims to be an expert in the world I am entering. I do feel a powerful pull in this direction. Some may call it passion. Eight months ago I began a journey to understand my faith. I had all kinds of questions about God in my life. I looked at the terrible things around the world and couldn't quantify it. I began to realize, that I am not supposed to understand it. Part of the mystery of the universe is that one singular being shouldn't be able to put it in a box. At least that is what I started to feel. I made a decision to do what had the most positive effect in my life to that point. I began to focus on others. To make a long story short, bounty began to come my way in direct proportion to the commitment to help others. I don't know how many people will come to my audition next week. It could be five, it could be five hundred, I don't know what is going to happen. For those that know me, I like a semblance of control and this time is the antithesis of that. I do feel that faith and bounty will join me and lead me and all my friends and family on a wonderful path.
Today, we are moving ever closer to the next phase. Meeting with my partners @savvy-ent and @JohnPenn. We have acquired an audition space and we are going to have people come in to help me with my first play "Super Loser". The next two weeks are going to be great. I have personally embarked on a spiritual journey in 2015 with some reservation. I had become one those people that looked at science and spirituality and couldn't reconcile the two. I took a step towards it and it took five steps towards me. I am not trying to say that I have accomplished anything or have I made it the journey to completion. It is a journey. One that may never be completed but it so exciting. Think about your yourself and what your journey is. You are on one, whether you admit it or not. I am going to savor every moment. Every conversation, every hug, every kiss, is all precious in this journey.