4.12.2010

The Last Dragon: "There is one place you have not looked"


I have to be honest, the first three months of 2010 has been great and challenging at the same time. But it is those challenges that make life so meaningful. It affords us the opportunity to show what we're really made of. An opportunity to show and prove if what we say from our lips is truly in our hearts. An opportunity to manifest the nature of self---which is unlimited greatness. That's what the Creator put within us all.

So what is the problem? What is holding us back?

I am a self-proclaimed movie addict. But I am not one to run to the theater to see the latest movie as soon as it comes out. Rather I am the type who frequently goes to stores like Half-Price Books to purchase what I consider "classics with messages". The other week, for some strange reason, I was in search of The Last Dragon. Remember that one?

I couldn't find it anywhere so I decided to just watch it in portions on YouTube.

This particular clip is the last battle between Bruce Leroy and Sho'Nuff. Sho'Nuff is beating him up while yelling "Who is the Master?". At the same time Bruce Leroy is trying to find a source of strength. As he is being submerged into the water, a clip of his master teacher comes up saying:

"There is one place you have not looked--and it is there, only there you shall find the master"

From there Bruce Leroy turns within to manifest that which was in him to defeat his opponent. His innate powers came forth. What opponent are you facing right now? Is it fear, laziness, disorganization, poor health, lack of focus or maybe deadlines?

So while we're looking for the next book on the shelf, the next text message, the next Tweet, or the next Facebook post just to hype us up this week....why not try the place you have not looked---within yourself.

Become a master at what you're doing.

---Brother Jesse


PS: This movie is hilarious!! (smile)



18 comments:

  1. Well said!!!
    I like this movie too ... it's kinda corny which makes it so great!
    "You posses the power of the glow..." This song is in my head ....

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  2. hahaha!! Boy, it takes Brother Jesse to extract deep meanings in a movie like this. But you are on point...thank you

    Sho'Nuff is a fool!!!

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  3. Wow, Brother Jesse I needed this one...and thank you for the laugh!!!! I love this movie as well. You're an inspiration brother.

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  4. BrotherJesseBlogFanApril 12, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Great article one again brother jesse. Your blog has helped me to look within over this last year. Thank you brother for you constant uplifting blogs and articles in The Final Call newspaper.

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  5. Brother Jesse, You hit a home run with this one! I love it because it makes perfectly good sense.

    I also love the fact that you took time to notice that your SELF told you to find that movie and you obeyed, only to find out that there was a treasure in what some may categorize as a rubbish pile!

    You indeed have the "Power of the Glow" - Sho-Nuff!

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  6. As someone who is frustrated by their own procrastination issues and lack of focus, this was perfect. Thank you!

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  7. Awesome, love this one lil bro.

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  8. The classic movie and a classic article brother jesse....you have a gift with that pen (keyboard)..

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  9. That was one of my favorite movies. It was cheesy but safe for children to watch and contained a number of lessons and messages of encouragement. You are so right Brother Jesse, we have to start with the powers from within by learning and knowing who we really are and what we are capable of doing and destined to become. Wow, if we only knew of the potential that's wrapped up in that reality!

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  10. Thank you Family for the feedback!!!!

    If you want to jam the song "The Glow", copy and paste this link in your browser: http://tinysong.com/rMMh

    YOU GOT THAT GLOW!!!!

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  11. Boy, Brother Jesse you really outdid yourself with this one!!!! I love it!!

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  12. EXCELLENT ANAYSIS BRO. JESSE! ONE THING IT MAKES ME THINK OF IS WHAT ONE PASTOR SAID DURING HIS SERMON ABOUT HOW WE TREAT GOD AS THE FEDEX DELIVERY MAN! WE EXPECT OUR BLESSINGS AND ANSWERS TO OUR PRAYERS TO FALL OUT OF THE SKY SOMEWHERE OR WE EXPECT IT TO BE DROPPED OFF AT OUR FRONT DOOR WITH A NOTE!

    IF WE ONLY KNEW OUR OWN VALUE AND SOUGHT TO ASK GOD FOR THE PATIENCE, WISDOM, COURAGE, AND STRENGTH TO TAP INTO OUR GIFTS AND TALENTS WE WOULD REALIZE THAT OUR ANSWERS HAVE BEEN RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.

    MINISTER FARRAKHAN TEACHES THAT EACH ONE OF US WAS BORN OUT OF A NEED BY WAY OF PRAYERS MADE TO GOD, SO WE ARE THE ANSWER WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR AND WE ARE BLESSINGS TO OTHERS IF ONLY WE WOULD TAKE THE TIME TO CONNECT WITH GOD, THE SOURCE, AND THE GOD "WITHIN"!

    GREAT POST BROTHA!!! SHO'NUFF!!! LOL

    PEACE,
    SIS. EBONY

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  13. Great BLOG!!!! I love your site

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  14. Excellent Bro. Jesse. Very truthful and wise post. We have been told and shown that the key to anything we desire and want is within us to get. Allah has given us the means, now we must utilize those means.

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  15. All I can say Son is "WOW", I needed that!

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  16. Thank you for the uplifting words

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  17. Excellent! I needed that!

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