stepping

The Mentality Of Greek Dance

Union Unplugged – Phi Nu Pi style – All D9 in This…

Strolling, dancing, hopping, whatever you want to call it….to some, it is merely show. Others, it is a serious matter. For me, well, it is a peaceful moment.

Mentality

I take it as something that is bigger than myself. Because of this, I do it as if there are a million people behind me. There is never a half-assed stroll. However, I do adjust my intensity with the song. If it is somewhat competitive or a crowd, then the heat is on. Not because of what it is, but I believe in giving a show. If I stand by and watch people stroll, I expect them to give it 100%. That is why that I try my best to do the same.

Peace

My mind is actually at ease while doing this. There are a million things going on around me, but I can see them all. It is a happy feeling knowing that what I am doing is bigger than me.

Alone or Line

I have grown accustomed to both, which makes me somewhat a ‘King’ of it. Not my name, but I have been called multiple things when it came to hopping. As long as there is music, I can go and keep going.

 

 

 

The Next Move

2.5 hours before final exam #3….man it’s been a month since something was written…

A month away from the game, a month away from being who I am and what I do. I have been away from the pen and pad to come back stronger, more lyrical, and more influential with my vision, my words, my lyrics, and my direction.

Basically the first 5 months of 2010 was me stepping back into who I am. It was me taking each aspect and working on it at a time. Physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, I have tried to make strides in this improvement because of one thing: lack of satisfaction. Until I realize what I believe is my best, I will not stop trying to push each aspect of myself to the limit. My physical strides are documented as now I am stronger than I have ever been. Regaining a lot of my youthful talents was the most difficult thing I have ever done. The thing with talent is that once you lost it, either you work twice as hard to get it back or it is lost forever.

The next move for me….is to keep pushing, to keep striving.

I write for expression, my words are my voice.
I follow God for protection, his way is my choice.

Stepping and Hopping… From the Outside In….

Stepping is insane. Plain and simple. It is the most difficult thing I have ever done. Honestly, I’m damn near scared to death while doing it. It is a rush, with my body running on fumes, the crowd, and pure adrenaline. You can hear EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING on that stage. Insanity ensues once the crowd sees you and starts cheering, jeering, or whatever. After that, it is a matter of putting things together. I’m not much of a coordinated person by any means (Hell, I had to LEARN how to dance). I’m so much of a perfectionist of myself that it is crucial to get it all right. After the show is done, the naysayers will say what they have to say, some out of bitterness and jealousy, but real people will do either one of two things, congratulate you because it is hard as hell to get up there and do great, or congratulate you with constructive criticism, because they want you to be better.

Hopping is a different story. It is a fun thing to do and it is a priviledge. To be able to start it off and sometimes be the only one hopping is fun. It is also a representation of your devotion and how happy you with the decision made to be greek.  Going from the guy watching to the guy doing it is somewhat difficult because of all these years merely watching and wondering what and why it is done. I’m glad that I now know and trust me, the grass IS green on this side also.

Realizations….

I’ve come to realize that sometimes I am an extremist. It’s either one way or the other. With LosEvolution, there’s no middle ground or point of half-stepping. It’s 100% or nothing at all. But to lighten the mood, here’s a questionnaire.

Sorry, cuz, had to steal it from ya.

1. I’ve come to realize that my ass:
is there. that’s all.

2. I’ve come to realize that, I talk :
very fast and in a different tone when emotion is involved

3. I’ve come to realize that, I love:
my fam

4. I’ve come to realize that, I have:
a tendency to be either extreme (too nice or too unforgiving)

5. I’ve come to realize that, I lost :
respect for myself at a certain time.

6. I’ve come to realize that, I hate it when:
people and their personalities are taken for granted

8. I’ve come to realize that, Marriage:
ain’t happenin no time soon

9. I’ve come to realize that, somewhere, someone is thinking:
about me, hopefully

10. I’ve come to realize that, I’ll always be:
me

11. I’ve come to realize that, I have a crush on:
for me to know, only.

12. I’ve come to realize that, the last time I cried was:
Sunday night

13. I’ve come to realize that, my cell phone is:
something I honestly do not like talking on

14. I’ve come to realize that, when I wake up in the morning:
it is because of God

15. I’ve come to realize that, before I go to sleep at night I:
Must pray and put all of today to rest

16. I’ve come to realize that, right now I am thinking about :
finding peace

17. I’ve come to realize that, babies are:
not for me

18. I’ve come to realize that, I get on Myspace:
and i’m a layout design freak

19. I’ve come to realize that, today I will:
continue my voyage of life

20. I’ve come to realize that, tonight I will:
study my brains out

21. I’ve come to realize that, tomorrow I will:
Work hard, stay strong, and keep life movin

22. I’ve come to realize that, I really want to:
maintain happiness while making someone else happy

Premonitions

Visions, premonitions, and other insights into the future have shown us many things. Here’s a premonition for you: Why is it that even the brightest of visions can turn into something so dark in a blink of an eye? Is it because of our corruption? Is it because we will those situations to become tainted?

I can see myself successful, strong, and damn near invincible if I decide to perceive myself that way. The problem is that I do have an arrogant standpoint to myself and my views. “All I care about is being the absolute best.” I heard this quote, and I once applied it, selfishly to my life, treating people as stepping stones, just to meet an end. It wasn’t until I learned to not be bitter or non-forgiving towards others that I ended at the point of being selfless towards others.

My premonition, now, is truly tainted with impurities of myself and what I have allowed to be influenced by. With God’s will and my many aspirations, my vision is clearing up. I can do more than see the light at the end of the tunnel. I actually feel the heat from the source of the light, warming my heart from a cold slumber in the darkness. This is a premonition. My heart will not be 100% pure and I will not be perfect. I will get pretty close, knowing that I gave my all.