Who can hold on to it?
Those who don’t have it
They want it
Those who have it:-
Some give it away
Some hold on so tight
When all is said and done
Both are the same
Power cannot be owned
It is always on a lease
No matter what, that lease expires
While you have it
You can share it and enjoy it
Or you can hoard it and let it destroy you
Power in whatever form or shape
Is a master often disguised as a servant
How you treat it determines your end
Power is borrowed
It never really is yours
No matter how heady it feels
And if you forget that
You will expire
Before your time.
I Write, I Speak, I Engage passionately mainly with the disadvantaged, the hurt and the socially struggling one who is seeking true redirection and support to discover hidden potential and to recover from the ravages of life.
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Selasie Joan Bulmuo – Who is she? What does she do?
• She is a Qualified Social Worker and Director of SJB Resource Limited, a Social Capital Builder focused on the provision of services to individuals and groups particularly families in crisis. SJB Resource Ltd (www.sjbresource.co.uk) is a Social Capital Builder.
Blog – http://www.socialjackpotbuddy.wordpress.com (social topical issues, articles and networking).
• An Author and writer, she writes across genres and styles mainly poetry, short stories, articles, reflections, wisdom quotes, plays and songs all aimed at reaching out to others where they are and accompanying them on the journey to where they are destined to be. She also writes fiction and non-fiction books cutting across both the mainstream and Christian domains. This blog http://www.selasiebulmuo.wordpress.com mainly features her Poems, Posters (Inspirational Snippets), Smart Talk and her Fictional Works including excerpts from her books both existing ones and soon to be released ones.
• She Co-Pastors Fountain Gate Chapel, Life Pastures, North London with her husband Reverend Grant Bulmuo and also with a team of able Pastors and Ministers. The congregation affectionately call her Lady Pastor Selasie. She is a dynamic preacher of the word of God and is known for her revelatory and wise teachings which challenges people to re-think, reconsider and recover from the adversities of life and move towards walking in the sure purposes of God for their lives. Visit her blog http://www.neitherdoicondemnyou.wordpress.com for christian articles, expositions, Q&A, etc
. She runs the ‘The Marriage Preparation In 3-Step Programme’- (MP3-STEP PROGRAMME) made up of 2 modules in each step run over a period of six months, once a month as a transitionary preparation programme from singleness to married life. It is open to singles, singles in relationships and is also a really good refresher for married couples. An E- Course is soon to be launched. Visit the Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/MarriagePreparationIn3StepsProgramme
. She heads the Women’s Ministry of her local church. The HAYIL Ladies Ministry, North London. Her vision is to encourage women to DARE to break all limitations and be who they were intended to be against all odds. There are regular Influence Meetings for women to network sharing their goals and ambitions and finding resources, help and advise as well as a market for their entrepreneurial endeavours. There are revival, prayer and ministration meetings where women are released and anointed to overcome. Practical Workshops focusing on Confidence building, leadership etc are also run frequently. Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Hayilladiesfgcnorthlondon
Selasie is a mother of two boys and a daughter.
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Short Version Bio – Selasie J Bulmuo
She Writes, She Speaks, She Engages passionately mainly with the disadvantaged, the hurt and the socially struggling one who is seeking true redirection and support to discover hidden potential and to recover from the ravages of life. She is:
• A Qualified Social Worker and the Director of SJB Resource Limited, a Social Capital Builder.
• A Mother, Wife & Pre – Maital Counsellor, Examplar to Women and Co – Pastor of Fountain Gate Chapel North London.
• The author of ‘Warm Honey Drizzle & Lemon – for my blocked up soul’ a collection of poems with accompanying graphics and short fictional stories that mimic real life triumphs and tragedies; experiences to which others can relate and see their own stories and lives through. A reaching out book soon to be published.
For further information on this and other upcoming books, blog posts, speaking engagements, workshops, conferences and other projects please visit http://www.selasiebulmuo.com
To be there for one another
Is what the world needs most
A world without loneliness
Poverty or violence
A world of peace and happiness
A safe place to sleep at night
Without fear, without hunger
Where I see You
And you see me
Through human eyes of Love
I heard a veteran Olympian interviewing a much younger Olympian about his training regime and his aspirations for winning a gold medal. He was quick to correct the young man’s use of the word ‘sacrifices’ when the young man intimated that he has made a lot of sacrifices to get this far.
The older man said he will prefer that he uses the word ‘choices’ as to get to the stage where you can win a gold medal, you have to make choices that may seem selfish to others. You must be so focused on your goal and be prepared, irrespective of the consequences to forgo all other pressing demands from family, relationships, and other demands for your attention and empathy so as to do what you have to in order to achieve your goal.
I was initially annoyed at this train of thought but after thinking about it for a while I began to see the point he was making.
Sometimes your vision must be a ‘tunnel vision’ and not a ‘balanced vision’. It must focus solely and only on your targeted goal ignoring all distractions and counter pieces of advice about taking it slower, being more balanced, being more considerate of others. Most high acheivers, know the risks and against all advice still make the choices and decisions that only lead them directly to what they have purposed to acheive. They know the glory may be temporary and short lived with many consequences following and yet they take the leap anyway.
For People like this, it is important for those around you to realise you have made that choice and be prepared to respect and support it and not force their demands on you. Most acclaimed successful people who are known for specific acheivements do and have taken this route sometimes. They have trampled and walked on a lot of people’s feelings and wishes in their journey to their dream. We have later applauded their accomplishments.
Is this a choice we are prepared to make when it comes to achieving our dreams or is it too much of a selfish choice for us? Are we calling it a ‘sacrifice’, in other words, looking only at what it costs us ( which in itself is a selfish way of looking at it) or are we calling it a ‘choice’ – which puts the responsibility and liability for the consequences squarely on our shoulders? I will rather have people close to me acknowledge that most of their choices are as a result of their ‘tunnel vision’ than for them to insist that they are making ‘sacrifices’ for ‘our future good’ or even worse for my future good. A great example of this is parents who work all the hours God has given and tell their children they are working so hard so as to secure their future. I used to hate it when my parents said that.
Why is it so hard to admit that ‘we are doing what we are doing first and foremost for OURSELVES’?
I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 2:1 KJV).
Everyone wants to be happy. Even if we can’t get it on a continuous basis, we seek to create the opportunities for ourselves to experience some happiness if just for a short time once so often. We will even go as far as paying a high price for it. Subjecting our health, our reputation and our resources just for 30 minutes of pleasure.
The daily routine of life can be so wearisome that for some the only way to keep going is to have a regular injection of some happiness into that routine.
Happiness has therefore been packaged and advertised and sold to us on a daily basis in the form of food, sex, money, laughter. We pay for these so that in the time we are enjoying them we can forget our problems, responsibilities and disappointments. We even attempt to use them to forget the disillusionment of life itself. We over use / misuse these gifts of life and we become slaves to them and totally hooked and dependent on them.
We become addicted to them and will sell our very souls, our reputations and even our dignity just for another taste.
So you hate your job. That’s not surprising, so do most people you know. However, since it earns a decent income and you need the Money, you endure it and look forward to the one week holiday away that the money can help you afford. That will inject some happiness into the whole situation as it will be filled with food, sex, laughter, drinks etc.
So you are driven to achieve, you have no balance in your life. There are no breaks for you and you have developed a reputation that does not allow you to let down your guard and relax. The only relief from it is when you indulge in illicit behaviour which you know if discovered will ruin your reputation. You get your kicks from courting with danger. That describes the situation of the high flying politician, preacher, Jet setter etc. We get surprised to hear that they have been caught with a prostitute, or are hiding an immoral behaviour. This is all related to the quest for happiness which puts their lives so out of balance.
You hear of the beauty queen or royalty or famous person who is addicted to food, drugs, drink etc. They suffer with Bulimia, anorexia and other illnesses due to an addiction with a behaviour pattern aimed at getting some happiness.
For the average person, there is an addiction to information, to seeking knowledge about what we think will make us happy or give us that success or edge that we can see in the people we idolise whether on TV or through other forms of media. Hence the current celebrity culture. We raise the profile of people so much so that they themselves have to continue to pretend to be what they are not just to keep us satisfied.
I recently heard of people who attend all sorts of conferences organised by millionaires, giving them suggestions of how they can become millionaires. They use up all their megre salaries to travel and to pay for these conferences. There was one such conference that gave them some exercises to do daily including pulling their ears, jumping on one feet and shouting ‘ I am millionaire’. They looked very silly indeed but the hunger for knowledge and for money so they can buy some happiness made them not question what they were being told. It was very sad also to realise that most of them were in debt due to the amount of money they spent on these ‘get rich quick’ conferences. All this in the pursuit of happiness.
People pay good money to be entertained by comedy. Just to laugh and while they are there, for a few minutes they can forget about their problems.
But as you well know, doing drugs, drinking, over eating or not eating, sex, comedy etc all do not hold the key to lasting happiness. They actually costs us a lot if we do not have balance in our lives.
Where does true happiness come from? The lasting one? The one that does not need regular top ups and hasn’t got the tendency to take over our lives, our health and sanity? Where can we find such happiness?
I will be interested to know what your response is.
In my opinion, It is only found in the place of inner peace, equilibrium where that hole in us is filled. It is the same emptiness in all of us and it has the same solution.
Believe me this is not a cliche – only God can satisfy that deep need. And the way to know that you are satisfied is when you are no longer striving to maintain what you have by relying on outside influences.
This is what the Holy Bible says;
‘For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water’. (Jeremiah 2:13 KJV).
‘Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw’.(John 4:13-15 KJV).
Sometimes you’re so happy
Other times you seem so sad
Dont forget it’s infectious
How you feel is how I’ll feel
And how I feel is how you’ll feel
We have this cycle of feelings – You and I
So why dont we make this simple – You and I
Let’s say we are blessed and we’ll feel blessed
And our cycle of feelings will be just right for You and I
We are blessed.