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 By DL Banks
 
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
 
I’m not aspiring to be someone else – If I’m me for the rest of my life then so be it. What I want is to live of that initial and primordial something that was what made some things reach the point of aspiring to be human. The true measure of a man is not what he dreams, but what he aspires to be; a dream is nothing without action. Whether one fails or succeeds is irrelevant; all that matters is that there was motion in his life. That alone affects the world. Your mouth is not given to you for feeding alone; it is given to you to program events and circumstance around you. The choice is yours. Don’t let your pronouncements destroy your destiny rather let them build your future up.
 
An average man is egoistic, proud and has strong self esteem. They always require partners who massage their ego not those who will drag their ego to the mud. An intelligent woman is a goldmine! She has the ability to learn, reason and understand things better and faster than her contemporaries. She is competent, alert and can reason out stuffs easily. When the great ship containing the hopes and aspirations of the world, when the great ship freighted with mankind goes down in the night of death, chaos and disaster, I am willing to go down with the ship. I will not be guilty of the ineffable meanness of paddling away in some orthodox canoe. I will go down with the ship, with those who love me, and with those whom I have loved. If there is a God who will damn his children forever, I would rather go to hell than to go to heaven and keep the society of such an infamous tyrant. I make my choice now. I despise that doctrine. It has covered the cheeks of this world with tears. It has polluted the hearts of children, and poisoned the imaginations of men. It has been a constant pain, a perpetual terror to every good man and woman and child. It has filled the good with horror and with fear; but it has had no effect upon the infamous and base. It has wrung the hearts of the tender; it has furrowed the cheeks of the good.When a man finds this kind of woman, he will go all out for her knowing that she will not be a letdown.
 
We often fail to see that there is an invisible wall in a relationship. Don’t be indifferent about any random idea that occurs to you, because each and every idea is for a particular purpose. it may not be beneficial to you, but can be what others are craving for.We swung over the hills and over the town and back again, and I saw how a man can be master of a craft, and how a craft can be master of an element. I saw the alchemy of perspective reduce my world, and all my other life, to grains in a cup. I learned to watch, to put my trust in other hands than mine. And I learned to wander. I learned what every dreaming child needs to know — that no horizon is so far that you cannot get above it or beyond it.
 
Your words are powerful so what you say goes a long way to either establish or destroy you; this is why you should say things that God has said concerning you, not things that situations or circumstances say. Weigh whatever you are about to say; what will it do to your hearer – encouragement, edification, disappointment or fear? What will it do to your life – glorify, edify, beautify or weigh you down? Speak well and things will go well. Don’t call yourself discouraged anymore;it’s no longer your name. We never know what we can be or do until the need is there and we are tested by it. We cannot prevail by our own might or strength, we need to plug on to the source of our strength so that we will remain resourceful always.
 
We’ve forgotten much. How to struggle, how to rise to dizzy heights and sink to unparalleled depths. We no longer aspire to anything. Even the finer shades of despair are lost to us. We’ve ceased to be runners. We plod from structure to conveyance to employment and back again. We live within the boundaries that science has determined for us. The measuring stick is short and sweet. The full gamut of life is a brief, shadowy continuum that runs from gray to more gray. The rainbow is bleached. We hardly know how to doubt anymore. Don’t be indifferent about any random idea that occurs to you, because each and every idea is for a particular purpose. it may not be beneficial to you, but can be what others are craving for. Dare to be different. Represent your maker well and you will forever abide in the beautiful embrace of his loving arms. True success is a silence inner process that can empower the mind, heart and soul through strong aspiration for great achievement.
 
There comes a moment when the image of our life parts company with the life itself, stands free, and, little by little, begins to rule us. Already in The Joke: “I came to realize that there was no power capable of changing the image of my person lodged somewhere in the supreme court of human destinies; that this image (even though it bore no resemblance to me) was much more real than my actual self; that I was its shadow and not it mine; that I had no right to accuse it of bearing no resemblance to me, but rather that it was I who was guilty of the non resemblance; and that the non-resemblance was my cross, which I could not unload on anyone else, which was mine alone to bare.
 
For, what is order without common sense, but Bedlam’s front parlor? What is imagination without common sense, but the aspiration to out. People in that robotic, drone-like state, walking the earth with no set mission other than to survive another day. Missing the glory of the day, missing the potential for beauty and magic that each moment brings. Missing the gift of life, to walk in the footsteps of the mundane. Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young. If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated??
 
The only thing limiting your aspiration is your imagination

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