How many of us shrink to lower levels just so we can make others feel safe and normal even though they know that they are in the presence of greatness? How many times does that inner voice in your head shout at you countless number of times but yet still punk out from the opportunity to own up to your own greatness and let the world know it? “Oh no people are gonna think I’m cocky and egotistic” well it shouldn’t be any of your worry if they insecure and not able to stomach such stratospheric levels of confidence right? A significant number of us live a half life, okay maybe a couple of decimal places above 50.1% but it still rounds itself off to a half life. Do you ever think of doing what you like and love regardless of outside opinion. Do you insecurely check if anyone is looking before you do something you consider daring? How many imaginary friend figures do you have sitting on the board of your decision making ability?
Woke up feeling awesome this morning much to my latest post which included a TED video that spoke about owning up to your emotions. And oh, above you will see a photo of Kanye within Kanye within Kanye, I will explain this later…..
As I was still saying, I woke up feeling awesome and that simultaneously led to me having a good morning workout, the rest of the day as I recall it, was blissful . I had one thing in mind, doing me as the kool kids would put it… So what is this magic spell that wielded itself around me and just so happened to give me a new perspective on life? Its really simple, something we all overlook on a daily basis much to this collective hallucination that has us tied down to chains we already have the magic keys to. Interested in learning this magic trick? grab a wand and lets get started.
It all started with one little thought that came to me while I was watching a Kanye West interview, I call it the “Kanye type of self love”…… In the interview he mentioned one thing that got me thinking…..
“For me you know, I’m a creative genius and there’s no other way to word it”
It sounded daring, sounded cocky, ballzy and damn right showed off his confidence levels, Kanye had learned what most of us were never taught, and given this little trick that he wore on his sleeve for everyone to glance at, admire and get a taste of what they were missing, he had managed to use this Excalibur of a trait to get to where he is today, with it he was invincible, with it he was Yeezus; he managed to wave off any form of negativity and bad press that almost put a dark permanent cloud on his career… How did he do it?
Kanye had managed to internalize his happiness!! This might just be thee best trait you will ever learn from anyone, learn how to internalize your happiness. To me this speaks volumes, when you are able to internalize your happiness, you able to see things your way, you able to choose to take control of your emotions when you get overlooked, anyone speaking badly of you or trying to break you apart? well if your happiness is internalized that just means they have no reach onto your emotional drive. All externalities stay keep bouncing whenever they attempt to sip into your insides.
Kanye had managed to internalize his happiness!!
Too many of us have “externalized’ our happiness in a sense that we crave for approval so far as begging to be allowed into the bandwagon that only lasts for a week and there after its on to a new trend that everyone is constantly trying to keep up with (collective hallucination_ Please refer to the Matrix and Inception articles) , its exhausting, its damn right embarrassing to say the least. This chronic illness has the ability to get to its highest form at which a person can no longer deal with being alone, be it a relationship or just a mere friendship, a person becomes emotionally chained to another’s approval so much so they constantly seeking and living off it.
“Attention seeking is becoming a chronic illness to which rehabilitation will one day be required. Why not prepare a prescription of self realization pills for yourself? Moslow did put it at the top of his list, maybe it’s worth overdosing on, and you never know how high up the Genius Level ladder you might find yourself landing on” Kagiso Maloma (That’s me by the way, Hashtag #Kanyetypeofselflove)
With the above I really was just spelling out that people need to internalize their happiness, all the FB and Instagram likes will never fill you up, once you caught in that rat race, it becomes a constant self devaluing act of letting your perfect self go in order to be accepted and liked by people you don’t even like.
In my opinion the leading cause of suicide is most probably the inability to internalize your happiness, the obvious result of this being a projection of your insecurities upon others who most of the time do not have your back or care about you, they use this power you give unto them to abuse your good nature.
As a result of projecting your insecurities unto others, you instantly show hate when you see a genius being talking confidently of themselves, because you admire their character but here comes the confusing part, meanwhile you admire and think this person is amazing, it instantly triggers all the doubts you have about yourself, all the awesome things you should be projecting off to the world, but because you too scared to be great and want to be just like the other person, you end up not quite understanding how they manage to do this; with that being the case you then automatically due to your lessor mental bravado end up showing hate and talking badly of the person in attempts to bring them down to your ungenius level. Look at platforms like TMZ and the rest of the paparazzi; who do they target? and who does this? Well lessor individuals with little self love and a wealth of hate. They target successful individuals it attempts to bring them down to their level, same thing a crab would do to a fellow crab soon as it sees that the other is about to make it out of the bucket. If I cant make it, you cant make it too right?
“Kanye got that type of arrogance and ego that points out flaws you self conscious about, if you are uncomfortable about yourself, you gonna be mad at Kanye_ his confidence makes you feel bad about yourself” Talib Kweli
Life’s too short to not be letting the world know how much of a GENIUS you are, Life’s too short to not be openly awesome, driven and crazy……….
Believe in your hypeman, internalize your happiness and lock the world’s influence out. Do away with the habit of following trends, stop following other people’s lives and make a commitment to self to start living, enjoying and making the most out of your own life. Whenever you have a decision to make ask your inner self if this is really your decision or have your mates filtered through into your mind clouding your judgement? are you doing this for yourself? Do you sit on your own decision making board or do you play as an extra in your own reality show?
A life of allowing externalities to filter through into your emotions and allowing them to get you worked up is but a half life… a life half lived is a life half explored, you are so much than what you make yourself to be, discover the inner genius. When you start from within, that’s limitless…. The choice is yours…………..
And oh hi, I’m Kagiso and i’m an absolute Genius…. What about you? How do you perceive and define yourself? ….. take the leading role in your own life… Lights__Camera__Action
Article by Kagiso Maloma.