I’ve had these Words of Wisdom from singer Kehlani saved in an Instagram collection for a while now. This is really for me, but if it hits, let it stick.Continue reading “Words of Wisdom: “Sometimes the Redirection is the Blessing”-Kehlani”
Inspirational Jam: “Good Life”-G-Eazy & Kehlani
“Straight up from nothing we go higher than the highest skyscraper
No Little League, we major…the proof is in the paper…”
G-Eazy and Kehlani‘s track “Good Life” is my current mood right now! Had to share it for this week’s Inspirational Jam.
Featured on The Fate of the Furious soundtrack, “Good Life” is a song of celebration and victory. It’s a song about finally getting to where you want to be with great people around you. It’s personal for me because that’s where I am right now. By the grace of God, I’ve come so far and done so much. I have so much more I want to do, but, looking over the past few years, I’m so grateful for where I am now. I’m enjoying all aspects of my life for the first time in a long time. That’s a blessing.
This is really a feel good song so I hope it puts you in a great mood today. Watch the official video below!
Inspirational Jam: “Bright”-Kehlani
“Can’t nobody love somebody that do not love themselves…You are what you choose to be. It’s not up to no one else.”
I’ll be honest with you guys. Though I hope that this blog inspires and helps y’all, so many times it’s to uplift my own self. Especially on days when I’m really struggling. This song by Kehlani came to mind, and it was the Inspirational Jam that I personally needed to hear today.
Kehlani’s “Bright,” from her You Should Be Here mixtape is encouraging to both the ladies and guys alike. Basically, a lot of us have our insecurities, right? Even if they don’t always come up and even if we try to deny them. The singer encourages us all to learn to love ourselves and be great in spite of our flaws. Shoot, to not even see them as nasty flaws but perfectly imperfect quirks and quips that make us who we are.
I have quite a few insecurities, as I’ve written about a few times before. One day, I’ll really go in depth, but a lot of it has to do with my appearance and work. While I’ve done a lot of self-reflection, crying, venting, and prayer to try to overcome them, there are still small moments of time where I don’t feel like I’m enough. I don’t feel pretty enough or smart enough or talented enough. Days like today. I thought of this song and it helped to brighten my day a little. I’m off to listen to this and other encouraging music today. Hope this helps someone!
Take a listen to “Bright” below…
Inspirational Jam: “Let Me Live”-Kehlani
“Can’t be a good girl and just do what I’ve told
Can’t let this pillow just swallow me whole
Gotta go find the strength to carry this load…”
Some of y’all already know I’m a big fan of Kehlani, both as an artist and as an individual. I had to share this Inspirational Jam from her today!
Kehlani’s song, “Let Me Live,” (featured on the soundtrack for A Wrinkle in Time) is about facing your fears and having the strength and courage to live your life!
It’s nerve-wracking to live out your dreams or try new things. It’s hard to fight through insecurities and fears. I know that there have been so many times where I’ve wanted to stand down and run away from my problems, conflicts, or new opportunities. But you don’t grow that way. You simply can’t grow by settling for a mediocre life. I challenge all of you, as I challenge myself, to take just one step towards a better life for yourself. After that first step, I promise it becomes a little easier to take the next one…and the next one…and the next!
Listen to “Let Me Live” below!
Why Kehlani Is A Prime Example of Walking Confidently in Your Purpose
I had no intention on writing this post today, especially because my body is still sore from this show last night, but I had to write it. Inspiration literally strikes everywhere when it comes to this site, and I had to share!
I remember hearing Kehlani‘s song, “You Should Be Here,” for the first time on the radio, and immediately fell in love with this girl. I flocked to get her mixtape of the same title, and found out that this was her second. She was out for a little while, but I could tell this girl was going to rise pretty quickly.
Kehlani has been through so much already in her life before hand, but a lot also since she became the star she is—good, bad and ugly, but, from what I saw, a lot of good. Until her tragic suicide attempt last year stemming ugly rumors and comments surround her relationships with Kyrie Irving and Partynextdoor. Not even going to go into detail about all of that, but she had to have been broken to try to end her life.
Last night, though, seeing this girl for the first time live, I saw a woman who knows who she is and what’s she’s made for, and is walking confidently in it. Kehlani truly is made for the stage AND SHE KNOWS IT. Beyond just her great vocals and dancing, you could see it in her eyes that she’s living in her purpose. Using her platform, music, and life story, Kehlani is able to make a positive imprint on others. She sang and danced with passion, but also spoke encouragement to her fans. Through whatever processes it took over this past year, she seems to have found her way back up, and is helping others do the same. I truly did watch her in awe. I shudder to imagine if she had really left this world in that way. She’s not just a singer and a dancer or celebrity. She’s a living person, and EVERY living person has a purpose, whether he or she knows it or not.
Watch some of Kehlani’s performances tonight (***Warning: some explicit language***)
One powerful word Kehlani gave towards the end of the show was to give yourself credit for who you are and the things you’re doing (reiterating what I JUST wrote about last week in being proud of yourself), to trust God, and to never doubt yourself. You can tell now that’s exactly where she is in her own life and career. She probably went through her own times of self doubt and walking around discouraged (and maybe she still does at times), but look at where she is now. She’s walking confidently in who she is and what’s she’s made for, and is using her gift to impact others on a positive tip.
Even though it was just a lit show to many, it was an inspiring moment for me to watch Kehlani. Her performance and words encouraged me to continue to walk in my own purpose with this writing thing of mine. And hell, be a sweet sexy savage myself! Things get tough, and sometimes, I really do want to just settle in and live a life of mediocrity. But God ain’t make me for that! My family and community didn’t build me up for that.
You aren’t made for that either. I’m a firm believer that we aren’t meant to be average people. We settle into mediocrity at times, but that’s not what we were made for. Once you find your purpose, that thing that sets your soul on fire that you couldn’t stop doing even if you tried, you have to walk confidently in that direction. It could literally be anything. And, who knows, that gift may just help somebody else along the way.
Whatever it is, go after it wholeheartedly, no matter what comes your way. If you stumble or fall, dust yourself off, and keep going!