When you really .. think about it.


By Demond A. Jackson

How much time do you spend really thinking about where you are?, where you want to be? and are your beliefs based on fact or faith? When you really think about it … No one’s perspective or belief is beyond debate. So much so, that a large percentage of the worlds population prefers not “thinking about it at all. II Most people are cool with what they’ve been told, because its easier just excepting things, for what they are. The reality is when we ask questions like: Why am I here? How do I get where I want to be? and Why am I experiencing the things I’m experiencing? It can be quite frustrating when the answers you get vary depending on who you speak to, which makes you question if he or she really knows for certain the right answer? One thing for sure the only way we’ll ever discover the answers to these -,infinite questions is … by asking them and really thinking about the understandings we receive. Einstein, Newton and men and women alike have proven what man can discover when he or she really thinks about something. If it wasn’t for our profound ability to focus on a problem with all our heart and soul, and just when we think we will never figure it out, something in our mind is triggered and like magic the answers is revealed. If it wasn’t for those undescribable moments of divine intervention we’d still be living in the stone ages. Personally I’m at a point In my life where I’ve come to the

realization that: Life isn’t has hard as we make-it, and the ~niverse is a extremely logical place. When you think about it, the creator has established clear road maps for mankind to follow i.e. ideological, historical, scientific or spiritual guidelines that will help us experience a meaningful existence during our lifetime. At the end of the day what that existence consist of or entails … In most cases is based on our on personal choice to choose and adhere to a particular set of guidelines: Gods, yours, good, bad or a combination of all of thee above.

For most of us the hard part is choosing the right guidelines/path, knowing without a doubt it’s going to lead us toward a meaningful existence.”

One of the main reason it is so complicated for most individuals to choose a path of righteousness, is do to the fact that what we see glamorized on a large scale is unrighteous individuals, succeeding and enjoying life without fear of any divine repercussions. Social media and television


force feeds our social system and our cultural perspective

through entertainment. Our most popular current forms of entertainment consist of overwhelming amounts of sex, drugs and violence. Our news anchors spends weeks focusing on news that highlights how the good die young and the bad guy seems to be experiencing immeasurable pleasures and prosperity. Therefore our logical mind says: what makes the path of Jesus better than that of Jay-Z?

Causing society to be divided into two classes of people: believers and nonbelievers. To the nonbelievers, everything is false until proven true i.e. (If it not a fact I don’t want to “hear it) i to the believers, if its good and effects me in a positive way, its most likely true until proven otherwise, i.e. (My faith leads me.) Both styles are valid in their own way, when you really think about it. Yet how do we merge the two and apply them in a consistent and effective way?

Especially, when the nonbelievers position is primary based on fear, fear of the unknown and unseen, while the believers position is founded on courage and self-confidence, the confidence and courage it takes to listen to one’s heart only expecting the best. When you think about it … one is scared of the what they might find and the other has to much heart to care, but the truth of the matter is our total existence is founded on the known and the unknown, knowledge and faith, physical and spiritual. One without the other wouldn’t be man as we know him. Simply put, the mind of man is where we develop, store and recover what we know. The spirit of man is that unidentifiable essence, that thing that makes each and


everyone of us different, that something you can feel, yet

can’t put your finger on. In theory its energy and consciousness, the one unseen thing that the most cynical nonbeliever admit exist. Because at one point or another we’ve all experienced spiritual sorrow, joy, and hurt. The goal of this composition is to make you think, regardless if you agree with me or not, I want to share a perspective that will help you broaden your personal perception by some means. “Steel Sharpens Steel … ” “Each one must teach one.” and we need to really think about and start dialoguing about the how, what’s and why we are here.

Long deep contemplation is the School of Thought by which all ~ducational institution are founded upon. Therefore! there is no higher learning than mans ability to really think about that which he wants to know the answer to …

I’m a nonbeliever turned believer. I’ve learned through experience and deep soul searching that:

” He who is truly spiritually courageous- is blessed! neutral in judging- is trusted! willing to grow- controls hope! accepting- is merciful! knows reason- is wise! loving- wields the sword of compassion! his souls emits joy! therefore he is at peace and a master of self.”

My search for knowledge and understanding is constant. I’ve learn not to discriminate when it comes to broadening my perspective. Raised in South Central Los Angeles I know how the lack of exposure to different schools of thought limited my ability! to find solutions to the problems! that effected

~my earlier stages of growth and development. I my horne wasn’t one of those spiritual sanctuaries where there was a picture of Jesus hanging from the wall and we didn’t go to church on Easter. Federal prison has be my horne of spiritual development it allowed me the opportunity to be amongst a diverse group of men. Good men! Bad men! Spiritual men! Educated men and ect. These men have help me! see the world from their perspective and through their experience! which help me learn about different religions! cultures and ideologies. This knowledge showed me how my cultural experience was limited lacking information! knowledge and understanding that would have allowed me options, different paths, than the one’s that lead me to prison. Therefore I write to help those amongst me, beyond me, like me and against me, understand that mind is truly the master of matter. Simply put, our thought process is the cause and solution to … all our problems. When you really think about.





Demond Jackson
As you can see my name is Demond Andrae Jackson. My comrades and Love one's call me D-jay. I'm the co-founder of Convicted Soap Box, and the MENSTOP!/GIRL...STOP! re-entry programs. I consider myself a literary artist, be it poetry, editorials, composition, music or screenplays "My pen...is my power and words are my weapons..."
I'm the son of an African American queen, born and raised in Los Angeles California, where I was groomed in its infectious gang culture. For the past decade and half, the federal Bureau of Prison has been a institution of self-education, self-evaluation and the reason I now possess knowledge of self. That being so, I now strive to expose the solution to the problems that our plaguing our communities, America's youth and this country as a whole. There's a saying: "There's nothing new up under the sun." Simply put, if there's one thing in this universe existence, that has seen all thing that mankind has done or not done, it is the sun. That means the moral dissension that taking place currently is nothing new. Historian have written about times where the moral fabric of a nation was so tattered where the only solution for change was war a destruction. This country was built and establish to be the nation it is today. By the disenfranchised, those who were being oppressed by the Queen and her fellow Aristocrats. Therefore if this country is to change once again for the better. It will begin and must begin with the actions and the voice of the disenfranchised i.e, America's minorities, poor and it's third class citizen the American Ex-felon. That being said I'm committed to "WRITING MY WRONGS..." and sewing seed of knowledge and truth that will blossom into peace, prosperity and positive change

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