I feel most spiritual when I’m out in the woods. I feel part of nature. Or looking up at the stars. [I used to say] I was an atheist. Now I say, it’s all according to your definition of God. According to my definition of God, I’m not an atheist. Because I think God is everything. Whenever I open my eyes I’m looking at God. Whenever I’m listening to something I’m listening to God.

Pete Seeger. Folk singer
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dodendans:

La Loba - The Wolf Woman

"The work of La Loba is the collecting of bones. She collects and preserves especially that which is in danger of being lost to the world. Her cave is filled with the bones of all manner of desert creatures: the deer, the rattlesnake, the crow. But her specialty is wolves…”

dodendans:

La Loba - The Wolf Woman

"The work of La Loba is the collecting of bones. She collects and preserves especially that which is in danger of being lost to the world. Her cave is filled with the bones of all manner of desert creatures: the deer, the rattlesnake, the crow. But her specialty is wolves…”

nassays:

The Source Magazine Presents the MLK Acknowledgement Award to Nas & The Game
Nas and The Game were honored by The Source Magazine with the Prestigious Martin Luther King Acknowledgment award for their acts of compassion and deeds to help others in their community.

In celebration of the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 25th Anniversary of their publication, The Source Magazine honors and acknowledges the work of members from the Hip-Hop community whose deeds and actions have demonstrated courage, compassion, and the will to serve others. This year, Nas, along with The Game, were honored for their acts of philanthropy and charity throughout their serving communities. Nas was specifically honored for his call to action last year in the case of a single and unemployed father of eight, Stanley Young. Young, a recent widow and laid off construction member in Washington DC, came to the attention of the MC when his manager was visiting the city and saw a news segment of the man pleading for assistance after losing his home in a fire started by a near by facility. Nas, who was on tour in Japan was sent an email with Young’s story and immediately reacted, calling for a call to action to raise money for the man and his family. Within days, Nas used his social media and celebrity platforms to garner attention and raise over $40,000 to assist the single father and his family through the online donation site, Crowdtilt. Nas also donated $10,000 to the Young Family and released the following statement, “As a single father I couldn’t help but feel for Stanley. He has my [utmost] respect as a man. It takes a real one to do whatever it takes to help his family. I want to help the Young family get a fresh start on life and I want the world to know that they can help make a difference if they stick together. We are learning an incredible lesson and Stanley is the teacher of that lesson. I cannot wait to meet them in person.” Humbling himself as a man and a human being, Nas stripped his celebrity in order to prove to the public and the youth especially, that we all have duty to impact the lives of one another and take care of our communities.

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nassays:

The Source Magazine Presents the MLK Acknowledgement Award to Nas & The Game

Nas and The Game were honored by The Source Magazine with the Prestigious Martin Luther King Acknowledgment award for their acts of compassion and deeds to help others in their community.

In celebration of the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 25th Anniversary of their publication, The Source Magazine honors and acknowledges the work of members from the Hip-Hop community whose deeds and actions have demonstrated courage, compassion, and the will to serve others. This year, Nas, along with The Game, were honored for their acts of philanthropy and charity throughout their serving communities. Nas was specifically honored for his call to action last year in the case of a single and unemployed father of eight, Stanley Young. Young, a recent widow and laid off construction member in Washington DC, came to the attention of the MC when his manager was visiting the city and saw a news segment of the man pleading for assistance after losing his home in a fire started by a near by facility. Nas, who was on tour in Japan was sent an email with Young’s story and immediately reacted, calling for a call to action to raise money for the man and his family. Within days, Nas used his social media and celebrity platforms to garner attention and raise over $40,000 to assist the single father and his family through the online donation site, Crowdtilt. Nas also donated $10,000 to the Young Family and released the following statement, “As a single father I couldn’t help but feel for Stanley. He has my [utmost] respect as a man. It takes a real one to do whatever it takes to help his family. I want to help the Young family get a fresh start on life and I want the world to know that they can help make a difference if they stick together. We are learning an incredible lesson and Stanley is the teacher of that lesson. I cannot wait to meet them in person.” Humbling himself as a man and a human being, Nas stripped his celebrity in order to prove to the public and the youth especially, that we all have duty to impact the lives of one another and take care of our communities.

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plant the seeds for giving the world what is in your heart.
whether they grow into flowers, trees, grass or fruits matters not.

the flowers allows others to see your great beauty 
the trees provide shelter and shade in which to take comfort
the grass gives a ground on which many others may grow and thrive
the fruits feed and nourish others to be strong

let yourself be fearless enough to sow all of the seeds that you can. 
let the flora of your heart be limitless.