Purpose&PeaceĀ 

I’m finding out that it really doesn’t matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have put out is what matters. I am really focused now more than ever on the importance of time and how I spend it. I really want my time spent to be conducive and productive in all ways. Purpose is essential, and on our journey we can either accept our purpose or wish for knowing it. I used to wake up waiting for change only to find change constantly happening when I wasn’t ready for it. If you cannot find something to do, life will find something for you to do. I am of the mind that you better rise above the bullshit to work on yourself and ask where are you going?
 In the midst of finding purpose you meet people who are teaching you along the way in so many ways. I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door. Yasiin Bey AkA  Mos Def once said in a verse that “life is a test and we all have the answer”. It is important to be the answer and humble yourself in your journeys. With that journey, you also must be aware of who you align your souls with. As I age I am embracing silence and the life that chose me. I love my peace and I love to perform but what I hate is selfishness and half-assery. I will choose my peace every single time.  
   I mention all of that because bands are a beautiful thing but with it also comes a wild cocktail of politics, personal agendas, and personalities.  I recently had to take the summer off because of such agendas that weren’t reflective of the team vision. When ego and personal agendas outweigh the team efforts you have to flow like water and move with the seasons and choose peace. Finding greatness together and moving in solidarity instead of chasing clout and money is key. The money will come when you elevate your purpose and allow yourself to do things bigger than yourself. I also attribute evolving with a purpose to serving Christ.
  I had a friend recently ask me “What outside of music do I do to feed my soul?”. I didn’t really think about that but it made me feel as if maybe I am doing myself an injustice by not further exploring more about what I am about. Stopping the cycles of things that impede on perfecting peace and loving myself. So I guess moving forward here is to the new exploration.