My music, albeit uplifting, positive, deep, and thought-provoking, is littered with adult language:( They are meaningful curse words and purposeful N-words :/ (that’s how I tried to explain this to my kids). I compare my filthy language music to the current radio bull, and It’s very complicated. I want my kids to love Erykah, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, SA-RA, Bilal, Mary J., and countless others like I do…but they curse a lot. Who am I kidding, I curse a lot too, that’s why I like them. However, I don’t buy or listen to music that doesn’t have a positive message, does that make any sense??? I hope so. I don’t do grey areas very well, but when it comes to my mouth and my music I am squarely in the grey area.
Other words that I am contemplating is my positive self talk. I have been writing and saying affirmations for years. I have a long list of things on my affirmations, and guess what? Most of them have come to past. I use them to keep me on track and to keep me progressing, and they actually work. Now it’s time to reevaluate what I am needing in my life right now, so that I can start my new affirmations. I am scrapping all my old ones and making up a whole new bunch. Get this, my husband hipped me to a technique he uses for his affirmations. He records them on his iphone and plays them to himself. I tried this and love it, so my new words of love and progression will go on my iphone to be played when I need an extra boost.