Hurray for the new season of Oprah’s Lifeclass – The Tour! It was she and Inyanla on this evenings premier. It is my small opinion that this was one of the very best shows yet on OWN. Everything flowed effortlessly it seemed. At one point I felt like I was back in church – its been awhile, so stay with me. (smile) Inyanla was speaking such truths – these maxims were flowing one after another and I was, “that’s it, that’s right…go ‘head!”, when I realized I didn’t have my notebook. So I paused the show, I think for the third time and J.R., he’s so very patient with me. I ran to the study, grabbed the notebook and this is what I wrote:
“…my cup runneth over. What’s in the cup is for me or mine. What’s in the saucer is for others.” – Inyanla
Class dismissed! – Period, Case-Closed!
My memory fails me in recalling the circumstances for which I was given the card at the attached link below. At the time, Ken, an Alpha, and I had wonderful conversations about God, spirituality, the universe – life! I have kept it all these many years as it is truly one of my favorites. You’ll understand why in a couple of minutes, do read on. Click and Read here first: Desiderata
When I first heard of the news of Trayvon’s death, I didn’t say much. I didn’t text, email, nor call anyone as I was simply – stunned! And as the days have gone on and the marches and protests continue, I became less stunned and increasingly incensed at this…this…slaughter! There had to be something soothing for my soul. And lo and behold I stumbled across one of my favorite poems – Desiderata. I was then calmed. This poem took me to a place of peace. And although if but for a moment I found peace, Trayvon’s story is certainly proof of the shams, drudges, and broken dreams that continue to manifest in the world. So maintaining a sense of peace is a roller coaster that rants and rages on within me and thousands of others for justice. However, in this moment, if but for a moment, Desiderata is my place of peace. – Period, Case-Closed!