Showing posts with label personal development. Show all posts
Showing posts with label personal development. Show all posts

Saturday, June 15, 2013

You Are The Greatest

You are the Greatest/
You just got lost in a maze/
That you created/
The purpose of me writing for the Journey is to add value to  the life of those that read my articles. My goal is to uplift, enlighten as well as to  learn from those who are willing to share. This is a passion for me that I struggle with, but yet it has opened so many doors. I have learned so much over the years that sometimes it rushes out or through me so fast that I can't keep up. I need you to realize that you exist in a paradox. On one hand you are the greatest of creations, and on the other you are less than a speck in the total scheme of things in this universe. When we take time to look at where we are in life we can become overwhelmed. Because we have been placed in a place of utter confusion. These paradoxes we live with can sometimes exhaust those of us who were bold enough to begin walking this Journey. My passion is to help you in this walk. To help solve some of the confusion and to help you elevate yourself to where you should be.
I was once told  by an elder that "we are no higher than a blade of grass and no lower than it's roots", but when you look at the creation in the way I do there is plenty of space between those roots and the top of the grass. As a matter of fact their is an infinite amount of space when you look at the grass from the stand point of fractal geometry (hahahaaa). For me that infinite amount of space is more than enough room for me to grow and become the greatest where I am.
This world will strive to confuse us with material things, and we are supposed to use that as the measuring stick for where we are and who we are, but I'm here to share with you that is a lie. Take some time and just look at yourself from all angles and feel for the Infinite side of you, that higher self that created all of this. Since you are part of the thing that started this universe you also have the right to claim and proclaim your greatness in it. Don't be shy, but I will say be humble. When I really looked at the universe and myself....I mean my true Self I was amazed and that amazement can be yours as well. The paradoxes are tools that we created to remind us ultimately of who we are. Simple stated you are the greatest of all time, but you are no higher than a blade of grass and no lower than its roots.
Nuff said
Peace and 1hunidyear

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Legend of the Leaf

 This is for those that are looking for a challenge. This legend was created during the UGRR days and has persisted throughout all of the incarnations of the family. It was designed to help the members stay in shape, and also develop their focus.
In the early days the family would go to the woods at least 4 times a year and walk through them. We would admire the changing quality of nature. The four times would be during the beginning of each season. We would walk until we hit our tribal center at the banks of Nile (OlentanGYE river). On the way back this exercise was developed.
This particular exercise was done best in fall. During this seasons leaves fall at random and if you paid attention you would be able to catch one. In this simple exercise you would have to be open and aware of your environment. As a leaf started falling toward the earth you would to have to focus on the one you were going to catch and pursue it. Don't be fooled catching a falling leaf is not as easy as it sounds. Also you could not make it fall you had to wait for it to natural come across your path. When you notice it falling you must pursue and if your skill is up to par the leaf will drift into your hand. If not you would leave the woods empty handed.
The legend of this exercise is that the one who caught a leaf would be pursued by fortune. Now the reason that I am writing this blog about it is because I was thinking about the two brothers a have witnessed catching a leaf. That is right I said 2 out of all the people I have worked with. Both of these individuals have lived a life of fortune. One of these individuals can fall into a sewer and come back up with 2 solid gold watches, and the other one can get robbed and end up receiving $50,000 in cash. I can not connect this two unnamed individuals fortune with a falling leaf, but I guess if I could it would not be a legend, it would be a fact. So those of you on the Journey get out and catch your leaf.

Next: The Legend of the Stone

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Power of your Family Pyrmid

During a recent class I had the pleasure of giving, I challenged the participants to build a "Family Pyramid". A family pyramid is simple a family tree flipped upside down. The idea of this exercise to help the participant to recognize their greatness as well as to help them develop a sense of destiny. Most of the participants completed the assignment. I moved into a discussion about each individual being on earth  for a purpose and the way I used to prove this to them was showing them how many people had to come together in their personal pyramid in order for them to exist. I explained that each individual within their personal pyramid had to come together exactly at the right time in order for them to exist. I further asked them to imagine that everybody within their personal pyramid was brought together by destiny just to produce them. Then I threw out the question "if these people were brought together in the past just so that you can have this moment what are you doing with it?", This statement brought on several discussions from the participants that took the class in many different directions. I then had them look at the math, I had them calculate how many people had to come together if we just went back about 180 years (about 6 generations). The final number we came up with was 510 people.
Now those reading this take some time and build your family pyramid and look at all those individuals that it took to create you and give you your moment. This moment when we look at our pyramid becomes more important when we look at the fact that this moment just does not belong to us. It is a gift given to us by the sacrifice of those that came before us. They are depending on you to make the most of your time, your moment. This moment that you have been given when looked becomes more important when looked at from this stand point. When looked at from the top of your pyramid you can see the energy (axe') that you can pull from to accomplish any goal, and most importantly you realize that you will one day be a part of someone's pyramid. The question that you may need to wrestle with is twofold:
1. Are you doing those justice that have in a sense sacrificed themselves to give you this moment. Are you using your moment in time in a productive way. I am not just talking about making money or producing a product. I am speaking of truly living your life, or are you giving away your moment to some task or some idea that is draining your axe'.

2. Are you using your moment in away that will help those coming behind you, will they be able to have their moment, and what type of world will you leave for them to have their moment in.

After this class I had a dream about a "What If" questionnaire that will help those on the warrior path (Journey) to find out what it is they should be doing during their Moment. I have began working on it and I am now waiting for the rest of the form to create itself, but I think the idea of "what if" question may be enough for most of my reader. Just ask yourself:
What if the idea of the "Family Pyramid" is true?
What if you have access to an unlimited power source?
What if you could not fail?
Nuff said
Peace and 1hunidyears