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Daily Toast- Ujima 517171 "The Paradox of the collective"

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"There is no healthy person without a healthy collective, and there is no healthy collective without healthy persons." Great Ujima FAM: I hope yesterday was productive for you, right now I am sitting in Ujamaa reflecting back. Their are many things that i wished that I would have covered but I think the basic idea rings through. Family we have to begin to rebuild and embrace our culture. I state rebuild because we can't just grab some ancient information put it together and strap faith on it and feel we will be able to compete. A culture prepares an individual to compete and succeed. Right now I believe that we are following a cultural program that leads us to failure. This cultural paradigm that we follow miss informs us about the past, muddy up the present, and leaves us hoping for a great future. All of these elements are within our power to change, as well as rebuilding our culture. I created this video to discuss this issue, I hope you will check it out and let

Give Yourself Permission Listeners

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I would like to welcome all of my new listeners, thank you for joining the Journey. Together we will explore the world, better ourselves, and accomplish our goals. When I first started #giveyourselfpermission I did not expect to build up a network so quickly. I stress the word network because that is what we have become. Daily you tune in and give me the blessing of your time, the gift of your listening ear and I just open my mouth and pray that what comes out will help, and inspire who ever tunes in. This show is yours and by investing your time you create the content. I have decided to throw another hash-tag out to mark our territory, #asmilethenamile. This hash-tag is how we will be able to share our progress on the Journey with each other. I encourage each listener to begin your own program of personal mastery. I chose to meditate for at least 10 minutes which brings a smile to my face, and then I hit my mile run which takes me about 10 minutes. These small steps are my personal wa

Moving Meditation- song from SIMBA

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In this show I share a moving meditation that I developed to help with workouts. I find away to connect this with my Simba experience for those who want more information about Simba please click the link. {*It is Simba time so please go to our Crowdrise Campaign site and donate to Simba the goal for our chapter this year is to send 25 boys, that's $ 11,250 for a camp goal and we still have our long range goal of $100,000 from Gye-Nyame Chapter to help purchase a camp ground for the Nation.} I know that most of our time is being ate up by the system so I am trying to motivate people to explore different types of meditations that can be done while in motion or under different circumstances. Of course this one will also be available on Gumroad, but until then  you can hit up the Tip Jar. There has been many medical studies about the benefits of meditation, but I wonder what meditation combined with exercise will do. Hopefully turn you into a super hero...hahahaaa enjoy Moving

Why Meditate?

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I breath in and out/ slowly and with a rhythm/ mind begins to clear/ Meditation is a process of learning to measure our thoughts. In measuring them and observing them we learn how to quite or mind so that we can find peace. According to the lessons in Gye-Nyame when we are asked "what is peace?" The proper response is Harmony and Order. So by practicing meditation those on the Journey bring Harmony and Order into: 1. Into there inner world 2. Into their day life Being on the Journey regardless of what system you follow requires you to be able to draw on a source of power beyond your physical being, and meditation helps with this. It helps align you with the "True Self". According to the SelfMastery system that we use in Gye-Nyame the Self is defined as: " the absolute, complete, perfect qualities of being that is not influenced by external circumstances" meditation is a major way to commune with this part of our being. When we cultivate peac

Find A Sacred Space

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Find a sacred space/ where you can unify your/ Soul, mind and body/ We all need to get away from the hustle and bustle. I have found that it has been important for me to find places of solitude or practice where I can meditate, pray, workout, and etc.. these types of things are best done in sacred spaces, because the act of you declaring them sacred for yourself helps to focus the energy that you produce. Now a major principle that I am using here is Kujichagulia (for more info checkout my book "Player's Pyramid") which gives you the power to define an area sacred for you. By declaring it sacred you open up a space where all the parts of your being can commune (more on this later). Now let's look at two types of sacred spaces: First let's look at places of solitude. These are places where you can go alone and pull yourself together. These types of places allow you to create the space needed from the world so that you can work on you. (Examples: personal alter

Meditation Experiment day 2

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Timer Started: 8/2/2011 04:32 AM Timer Duration: 15 Minutes Today in my meditation I drifted off. Before I knew it the ending bell rang. I found myself sitting longer as well. I wasn't sleep nor was I awake, but when the final bell rang to end my meditation I was not in a hurry to get up. I followed my breath as long as I could, and then I just let go. I dont remember any thoughts, dreams, or more importantly my imaginantion was not running wild. During last night meditation i had to stop early, I did maybe 7 minutes . I was extremely tired. I went straight to sleep after that. I never had a problem going to sleep, but I can say that when I meditate before I go sleep I get more rest. Feel free to join me in this meditation experiment. I will be attempting to add meditation twice a day for the next 29 days. Let me know How it effects you. ================================ Timer Started: 8/1/2011 05:18 AM Timer Duration: 15 Minutes My tank is on empty or should be. Alth

smiling and meditation

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Meditate and smile/ Allow thoughts and concerns to / float and then vanish/ Meditation is an important part of SelfMastery, it allows us to ground ourselves in the present moment. Mastery is not a result of dealing in then past nor is it a product of fretting about the future. it is a gift from being truly present. All those that are involved in the SelfMastery training course as well as those serious members of Gye-Nyame are tasked with meditating at least one time per day. Especially during this training. To meditate is simple although there are many styles that a person can follow. the method that we we will focus on during the training is about monitoring the breath. In our first session we went over the proper way to breath, and in session 2 we will take it one step further. When breathing for the method of meditation that we will use during the 8 week course, we pull the air in through the nose down to our abdomen, and allow the abdomen to swell like a balloon. this allow

Fwd: Russell Simmons: Happiness and Transcendental Meditation

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Here is video that my elder sent me..... check it out and let me know what you think...