Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wishcasting Wednesday: What do you wish to rise above?

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This week's prompt:

What do you wish to rise above?

I wish to rise above my insecurities and negative self-talk I use violently against myself. I wish to rise above the critical and judgmental people that sometimes appear in my life. I wish to rise above the undue stress I put myself through by questioning my choices and dissecting the comments of others. I wish to rise above my fear of the unknown and the uncertainty of what the future may hold.

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I’m reminded of the eloquent words of Maya Angelou:

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

~Maya Angelou

Have a beautiful day!

Amanda

11 comments:

Sabrina S. said...

Hi Amanda,
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you too.
Sunny hugs from sunny Bordeaux,
Sabrina.

Cindi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture. LOVE x 100 the poem by Maya. I had to print out a copy for myself earlier today from Dionne's blog ~ Wonderful Women Think Alike!

As you wish for yourself, so I also wish for you!

Lynne Wilson said...

As you wish for yourself I also wish for you! :)

Laurie Z said...

beautiful & poowerful. as you wish for yourself, i also wish for you.

Jill said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also!

Rosemary said...

We can be our worst or best friend to our selves and others... beautiful wish and as you wish I too wish with you to find nothing but wonderfulness in your thoughts and statements of others.

BunnyKissd said...

Negative self-talk is something I am guilty of as well. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

Cindy Jones said...

I put myself through by questioning my choices! STOP!!! QUESTION YOUR CHOICES WITH WHAT ONLY YOU WANT TO WHAT TO DO. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also,

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

April Cole said...

Oh I love this, Amanda! :]
Thank you for sharing... "amazing!"
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you and all of us as well.
This was a fantastic post. The photo, PERFECT for this as well. ((hugs))

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

This post got me right in my soul. Thank you for sharing this - I wish all of things for you as well. I wish these things for all of us. Love and Light my friend....