A Positive Example
There is a lesson in everything we do, and the people we let into our circle are very important because birds of a feather flock together.
No matter where you are there is always a positive example around you showing you what you need to be doing for yourself to be better in this life we have. If only you would pay attention to the living angels in your midst. Me, I’ve been blessed to have a positive example. A beautiful brother who encourages me and pushes me mentally to keep fighting for my freedom and setting a positive example for me. How can be taught except a teacher be sent. God places great people in your life for you to see the potential that’s within you.
Being around my brother JX helps me to stay focused on the goal, which is freedom, justice and equality. It’s funny how you meet some of your lifelong friends and brothers in some unique and difficult circumstances in your life. Being incarcerated, most would think it’s just men in here who are gang bangers and thugs and men who don’t want better for themselves, but I am here to tell you there are amazing minds within this calaboose. I personally can say they had a positive effect on my life. I wouldn’t be who I am today if It wasn’t for The Nation of Islam and these teachings of Elijah Muhammad bringing these positive examples into my life, showing me I can reach a frequency of thought I never dreamed of. Positively, creating and bringing into existence the things I desire the most. Brothers like that showed me there’s more to life. It’s a better way of living, thinking, eating right, being disciplined and having consistency. Love for self and others. I was taught by a wise man to do unto others as you would do unto yourself, so I live by those principles.
That leads me to the next question: how do you treat people? By being truthful with them regardless of the circumstances and having love and respect for that individual’s own uniqueness? There is a difficulty factor attached to everything of value. The greater the value, the greater the difficulty of attaining that which we desire. This is true in every aspect of life. So it may be difficult for some of us to do because we have been treated unfairly by our oppressors, but don’t let someone else’s negative energy be passed on to you. Fair dealings with each other will produce better and more positive interactions. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
As the wonderful Maya Angelou said, and I am a firm believer of, people will never forget how you made them feel. So be the creator of the light that people see in you, because men and women can reflect God or animal!
Peace and Love… Darius Lewis