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Brother Polight - On Colin Kaepernick, The National Anthem, and American Culture

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Public speaker and mentor Brother Polight, was interviewed and asked what his perspective was on the recent event of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick not standing during the National Anthem. In much support of Colin's stand with his beliefs, he gave the viewers a much needed history lesson in regards to the Anthem origins with Francis Scott Key to the embedded traits of white supremacy within American Culture. Check out the interview below.

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Stand Up For Your Beliefs Amid Disagreement to Change Your World

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Morning blessings! Catch some insight and inspiration this morning with this article on elevating the consciousness of Self. In doing so, one can develop the skill of discerning between your Ego's, the beliefs and ideals they create within the mind and body, and how they effect You and others.

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Going with the flow might appear easier than sticking up for yourself when confronted with unanimous disagreement. But as uncomfortable as it may be to walk as the lone dissenter, it not only reinforces core values, it also creates a ripple effect where others take notice.

A new University at Buffalo study that assessed bodily responses suggests that standing up for your beliefs, expressing your opinions and demonstrating your core values can be a positive psychological experience.

Our happiness, and ultimately our lives, are defined by the choices we make. When we allow other people to tell us how to feel, they are making those choices for us, and we are giving away our truth. Since all truths are true, we must define if it is our ego we are standing up for or something more.

There can be a clear divergence between what people do and say and how they feel, according to Mark Seery, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology.

“People can show conformity, but going along with the group doesn’t mean they’re going along happily,” he says. “The external behavior isn’t necessarily a good indication of their internal experience.”

When we passionately believe in something, we should let people know why we stand up for those ideals. We may not change the mindset for others, but we may change the conversation. It then leads into different directions of consciousness and people begin to recognize why we are so adamant and passionate about out opinions even if others disagree with them.

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