1: first in position, rank, or importance
2: first in time: earliest
Premier (adj.): mid-15th century, “first in time;” late 15th century as “first in rank,” from Middle French premier “first, chief,” from Latin primarius “of the first rank, chief” (related to: primary).
"The Bible makes it clear that self-righteousness is the premier enemy of the Gospel."
Tullian Tchividjian (William Graham Tullian Tchividjian, b. 1972 pastor and author of more than a half dozen books about Christianity and current issues, including "One Way Love and It is Finished"; grandson of Billy Graham)
"NASA is an engine of innovation and inspiration as well as the world's premier space exploration agency, and we are well served by politicians working to keep it that way, instead of turning it into a mere jobs program, or worse, cutting its budget."
Bill Nye (b. 1955, engineer, scientist, and television personality; best known for PBS's kid's show, "Bill Nye the Science Guy")
"I'd like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs, not just a popular act of a given period."
Luther Vandross (1951-2005, singer songwriter and record producer)
"I feel most bossy in jeans, a white t-shirt, a leather jacket and some heels. I just feel bossy that way. I also feel confident in a sick dress at a premiere. Like most women, as long as I'm comfortable in it, I feel confident."
Tika Sumpter (b. Euphemia L. Sumpter in 1980, actress, producer, model, and television host)
"I couldn't be an ingenue today, because the business has changed. I remember when you could dress for a premiere just by putting on a cute top. Now you have to be perfect and fabulous in every way, or you're ridiculed."
Julia Roberts (b. 1967, actress and producer, best known in her roles in "Pretty Woman" and "Erin Brockovich")
“I couldn’t be an ingenue today, because the business has changed. I remember when you could dress for a premiere just by putting on a cute top. Now you have to be perfect and fabulous in every way, or you’re ridiculed.” — Julia Roberts
We are all trying to hold ourselves to these perceived high standards of perfection, unnecessarily, because they don’t really exist. Someone along the way made it all up. Most of our world is constructed on make-believe and illusion. Our primary goals is to be aware of that, transcend this illusion, to be loyal to ourselves, and to follow the seed of Wisdom that dwells within.
When my children were young, with great trepidation, I knew I needed to change my life and get a divorce. I was very unhappy in my marriage, and I really didn’t need to compound my losses by remain stagnant in a life that was slowly killing me. It was very tough decision, though, because at the time both of my children were young, ages 8 and 4 years old, and were suffering. Their world was being turned upside down.
Somehow, I had to keep moving forward towards my vision no matter how challenging it became. One of my spiritual teacher once told me, “When you take care of yourself everyone is taken care of.” That manta got me through that time where I was able to walk in faith that someday I would be giving my children a chance to live happy lives by being the example of such a life.
Our prime directives should be to take better care of ourselves and work hard towards my vision of living a joyous life. Happiness is not going to knock on our front doors and introduced itself. We have to hunt happiness down until it lived more and more at peace in our consciousness and our lives.
Let’s keep searching for our premier visions, sojourners, who God originally intended us to be.
Miraculously Yours, Tonya