Listen with Your Mind and Spirit

by Melvin Jones

With a correct understanding you will know that what you “feel” and “think” is your greatest opposition is truly… your greatest opportunity. The unpredictable highs and lows of life at times can feel as if you’re riding a roller coaster. Yet, never fear, because at your darkest hour is that magical/mystical moment when everything is primed to see the impossible occur, the miracle happen, and all your perceived doom and gloom be turned completely around. The choice will always remain within us. So, the question is, “What will you decide?”

Every time I read from the young writers of The Beat Within I am more energized than ever. Despite all the lies and ignorance spread about the youth of the ghetto, the world, one fact remains true… they are loved and important. Yet, greatest of all, they have the ability within to change the world for the better.

Right now in this moment is your chance to be the woman or the man you always wanted to become. Today, start living with assurance that your dreams will come true, you will overcome the heartache of your past and rise to the top… shining.

To all the Beat Without writers, let us continue to express love and creativity at the highest level. Always seizing our greatest opportunity during what others perceive as our lives’ strongest opposition.