Good Reads. Erykah Badu Pens Essay on Making Time for Joy in Your Life for Essence Magazine.

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Erykah Badu


Following the drop of her mixtape for healing, Erykah Badu is continuing to spread her message of positivity. The artist and Essence cover star recently penned an essay for the publication, urging followers to “BE STILL. OBSERVE. IDENTIFY. ACCEPT. ELIMINATE.” She also advised taking time for self-care.

There’s this natural instinct we have as human beings. Regardless of our position, religion, color or kind, we all have a primal desire for immediate, and almost unwavering, JOY. Eventually, through the experience of events and circumstance, we learn that this desire just may be unreasonable and unnatural. We watch our emotions sway as we are affected and influenced by the energy around us. Our own resistance to “unpleasantness” restricts our movement.

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