I love us, but we need to have a talk…

Patriotism, religion, politics and ideologies. Lands, churches, schools and neighborhoods. Do you like those borders? Do you like their limitations?They all make or force us to choose sides.  Pick a part. To step across a line to “define” who we are. Where and what we are. Left or right. We let boundaries define our memories. We cast stones and yell, who and which is better. I was wrong too. I’ve taken sides and played my part. But lately I stepped aside and watched from afar. I came to a conclusion and now we need to have this talk!

I am none.  I am all. I am alone. And we, we are together. 

I will not be placed in a box, nor will I be contained by (your) boundaries. I’ve fought for my life to be free, to be standing and to be walking again. I raised my standards higher than any standard ever put up for me. And I raise it even higher to help the ones that can’t raise theirs. I am the ruler of my faith and only I can achieve where I set the standard of my dreams.

I train, study and work harder than ever. I do more, share more and give more than I ever could before. Not because I have to. Nor because I’ve been asked to. I have less than I ever had, yet I am the wealthiest I’ve ever been. I have no more obligations to live other than the choice:

DO I WANT TO BE THE BEST ME I CAN BE?

OR DO I WANT TO BE THE BEST YOU WANT TO SEE?

I can’t use your eyes, so I can’t see what you see. I can’t feel what you feel. I’m not you and I don’t wish to be. I have no saying in what you perceive. However, I have the clear choice to show you who I can be. And I am for real.

Hi. I am Andy. I am human(e).

I have made terrible mistakes. I have broken hearts. I have lost lust for life.

I have been a poet, DJ, Salsa dancer, bartender, record seller and youth worker. I’m a business owner, an artist and a warrior. I have failed the ones that put trust in me and I have helped people who have lost trust in themselves and in life, rise.

I have travelled and I’ve build a home. And I lost it all. I will never be perfect and I sure won’t try to seem so. Thank you for your time, your love and your patience.

I appreciate you for who you let me be.

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My apologies for what I’ve done wrong. I’ll take credit for what I’ve done right. I am here on this planet to create a better world. Not for me. Not for my political party or my religious beliefs. I don’t care for your color, nor your background. I see your sex and embrace or leave it as I choose.

I took the obligation to fight as a knight and rebel as a Pirate, both warriors for their cause. I don’t divide. I unite. I don’t listen to Ghandi, Bob Marley or Nelson Mandela. I live them.

If you talk about unity, you need to accept the right to be different!

I respect you for you.

Hello human. I love you. I love me, but our love, means more. So I’m letting go of all our limitation…

 

Music of choice: Florence and The Machine – You’ve Got the Love

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you

Sometimes I feel like saying, “Lord, I just don’t care”
But you’ve got the love I need to see me through

Sometimes it seems the going is just too rough
And things go wrong no matter what I do
Now and then I feel like life is just too much
But you’ve got the love I need to see me through

When food is gone, you are my daily meal (hmmm)
When friends are gone I know my Saviour’s love is real
Your love is real

You’ve got the love, you’ve got the love, you’ve got the love (hmmm)
You’ve got the love, you’ve got the love, you’ve got the love

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you

Sometimes I feel like saying, “Lord, I just don’t care”
But you’ve got the love I need to see me through

Oh, it gets so rough sometimes
Oh, the going gets so hard
But I know:

You’ve got the love, you’ve got the love, you’ve got the love (hmmm)

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you (I know, I know)

Sometimes I feel like saying, “Lord, I just don’t care”
But you’ve got the love I need to see me through

It’s all I can do sometimes to keep it together
But I know you’ve got it; you’ve got the love

You’ve got the love x6

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you

Sometimes I feel like saying, “Lord, I just don’t care”
But you’ve got the love I need to see me through

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