We made it to another day, which means that we have another chance. another chance to seek out our Principles, and the principle of the day is Ujima. Ujima stands for collective work & responsibility, take some time out and seek out this principle. It is floating out there waiting to be discovered, and used. Find it and empower yourself and your Tribe.
Tribe is a term that if you have been listening or reading anything that I have created in the last 5-10 years, that is heavily used. The term Tribe speaks to me in a way that no other word in our lexicon does. Tribe is an ancient concept, and for human beings I believe that it is necessary. Tribes function to bring large groups of people together so that they can work together to survive, live and eventually thrive. Tribe like anything else can be missed used, and become destructive, but this reflects more on the group than upon the concept. If a group of thieves came together and formed a tribe, then the central theme of that tribe would theft. You should nothing else. The idea of Tribe is a reflection of the user of the idea and will magnify what the creators intent is. This is why in Gye-Nyame we talk about a Tribe using the term accountability group, that is why we form our Tribe around the Principles of the Nguzo Saba, The story of Gye, and other ideas that move our members to move toward their personal greatness. The Tribe provides (or should provide) certain protections and reminders that helps the member move toward their greater self. For me this is Ujima in action, and I hope that you have a healthy Tribe to belong too.
That's all I got today:
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