Rapper Drake or Drizzy Drake as the youngins reference him as, is a smart individual. Out of all the commercialized screaming rappers who spit about money, bitches, and fame, he’s the perfect chocolate vanilla swirl combo of them all.
He encapsulates and pleases mainstream pop when he wants to, aka when the featuring list on a track involves more than 4 names, yet on his albums expresses a softer, more altruistic side to himself and mankind.
His lyrics resonate with me as he creates a balance in between the bitches, money, and fame mentions by sprinkling some positive affirmations within his lyrics. Now, yes, this is probably the most oxymoronic thing to mention, but it kind of keeps me going in my runs and in my life.
One of my most favorite lines, “I learned working with the negatives would make for better pictures” is in my mental bag of inspirational phrases. I’ve been referring to this quite frequently, as it enables me to switch any negative thoughts into positive ones by finding the one ray of sunshine beneath them. (I think Drake could be an English teacher if he really persued the education)
All that aside, if you deconstruct the line above, you’ll find it actually makes sense and applies to life of the layman in the real world.
If you think of negatives in regards to film, they all begin in a lab somewhere, (even if they exist on your digital camera or iPhone). We don’t actually see the clarity or the full brightness until we perfect them on the computer or in my case, with several photo touching apps. The end result is always greater than the beginning no matter how poor the lighting may be, how much acne you have, or how unwhite your teeth are.
Unfortunately, so often, people only see the shorter spectrum of the negative, than the actual future outcome of the positive if they just enhanced the lighting or focus on their photo editing apps. Are you following me?
It’s tale as old as time…you get back what you put out. If you automatically drag your feet at the thought of reporting to work early for a big event or hem and haw over your run because you have X amount of injuries or complain about how much you can’t stand your inconsiderate family, nothing will change.
The Universe will only help you create the life you love, want, and rightfully deserve by you actually taking the steps and putting in the W-O-R-K to carve out a niche for yourself.
In essence, what I’m trying to accomplish in this post is to accept the negatives, let them develop in the lab, and then see what positives you can work with after it all. If there are obstacles in the way, find a way around them. (Hey, when you experience a traffic jam before work, do you give up? NO. You MUST get there. Even if it means parking and taking the bus as a faster, more reliable option.)
So how do you all deal with creating change in your life?
Oh and PS- we’re out of commission once again with my upper body. It seems I was trying to walk on the side of the grass that’s always greener a bit too soon. I’ll rest on the shaded side with some dark chocolate for a while instead.
Peace, love, and don’t fight the negatives!