Everyone that coached me in basketball, my friend Kamal, my wife, and my 4 children
the spiritual guidance of Jesus. But, I believe the words of Jesus regarding social justice, how we treat ourselves, how we treat others, gratitude, is also found in numerous other texts, traditions, oral histories. they are all part of the collective, part of the universe.
Everyone!! Especially everyone that is struggling with low self worth coupled with irrational/negative outlooks on the possibilities of their life.
treat food as energy. treat the earth food comes from with respect. I treat food as a treat and indulge too much and too much of the wrong kind of food. meat is mostly gone and only consumed like once a week. sugar, however, is consumed way too much. the gift of food and how I consume it reflects on how I feel about myself. I verbally say I want to live for a long time in a healthy manner. my values, however, scream sugar. thank u for this question.
it feels wonderful. deep breathing is definitely needed throughout the day. this question today led me to read an article on how our shallow breathing messes up our oxygen and CO2 balance. thank you for this question as a reminder of the importance of proper breathing!
I think the biggest fear to deal with is the fear of dying. I haven’t had that fear in a minute so I feel fully engaged all day every day. i am working on slight fear of being “lovable” and worthy of the wonderful relationships I have.
starting each day with; 30 to be sturdy 10 of grateful/positive/accurate thinking, 10 of push ups/sit ups/squats, and 10 of motivational/uplifting videos, books, or music puts my mindset right for the day. it provides a foundation for the day. writing down my day’s list of what I’m thankful for before I go to sleep helps my subconscious do it’s work preparing for the next day. both activities help me with seeing every event from a grateful living perspective.
don Miguel Ruiz’ “the four agreements” has helped me immensely in this area. taking things as they are instead of presupposing and jumping to conclusions has made a real and positive change. it’s being comfortable with the unknown and with differences from my “norm”.
transforms us individually and collectively. brings peace and calm while simultaneously bringing excitement and joy. love is the highest vibration/energy. in terms of the collective, love our neighbor as ourselves is the highest commandment given to us. show love.
to “mess up the education system” by helping teachers have tools to reach all students. to “mess up the education system” by cutting “the achievement gap” and anxiety disorders 50% by 2/19/19. by helping 100% of student-athletes by academically & character eligible for 4 year universities by 2/19/19.
love and social justice
oh my…many of my values (but not all), examples of love. the value I use the most is respect everyone…treat everyone with kindness. I’m extremely grateful and fortunate.
the lessons from basketball. basketball saved my life…changed my world view…taught me life lessons…helped me be who I am.
the practice of making my time count even more towards my vision of helping the collective. I’m fairly certain I saw this quote on this site but it pertains to me and this behavior I want to practice. “when we release expectations and experience appreciation, all the moments of our lives become openings and opportunities”
it sends the right chemicals to my brain. it takes me out of my “problems” and re directs my energy towards helping others. our legacy is other people…everyone we come in contact with, therefore, caring for others is my legacy. creating curriculum/content that enhances/cares for others’ lives makes the world better and creates a higher vibration/energy.
I am consistently told that my curriculum for students’ mindset changing is important and needs to reach every elementary, middle, and high school student. I need to both accept that and work harder to make it happen. weareworking2gether.org
my mom playing w my 3 younger children on a Sunday and having a heart attack on Monday that transitioned her from this life. students that show up every day working to figure out how to learn, how to make things better in the face of incredible odds due to family, financial, emotional difficulties.
today I can (like every day) educate my fellow white Americans about white privilege and racism. That it’s not a personal attack on my fellow white Americans. It’s an awareness building regarding the systems that historically and currently work against people of color. It’s not about blame and it’s not about victimhood…it’s about facts and what can we do collectively to make this country work right for everyone. I can do the same each day regarding Male...
today I can (like every day) educate my fellow white Americans about white privilege and racism. That it’s not a personal attack on my fellow white Americans. It’s an awareness building regarding the systems that historically and currently work against people of color. It’s not about blame and it’s not about victimhood…it’s about facts and what can we do collectively to make this country work right for everyone. I can do the same each day regarding Male privilege and educate my fellow males regarding sexism and what can we do to eradicate it.
the “skill”; of passion…of caring/empathy…of communication…of following through…of love…of creating content that conveys my message
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