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Unlocking the Power of Honor: A Guiding Light for Our Tribe's Future

  Unlocking the Power of Honor: A Guiding Light for Our Tribe's Future In a world where words often lose their meaning amidst the noise, "Honor" stands tall, embodying a profound truth that resonates deeply within the soul of our community. As we navigate the complexities of modern existence, it's essential to return to the roots that define us, leveraging the timeless principles of Honor, Loyalty, and Sacrifice to forge a path forward. This exploration isn't just about understanding a concept; it's about redefining our collective destiny through the lens of integrity and truth. As a community committed to empowerment and personal growth, we dive deep into the essence of Honor—dissecting its impact on our lives and our interactions with each other. This isn't just an article; it's a manifesto for those ready to embody the true meaning of Honor in their lives, propelling our tribe towards unprecedented heights of unity and strength. The Core of Honor: H

The Power of Progress: Embracing the Journey of Personal Growth

  The Power of Progress: Embracing the Journey of Personal Growth Progress Brothers and Sisters, in the hustle of life's journey, we often find ourselves at crossroads. The decisions we make, the silence we keep, and the paths we choose not to tread upon all have profound implications on our destiny. Today, I bring forth the wisdom of Henri Frederic Amiel, echoing a timeless truth: "He who is silent is forgotten; he who does not advance falls back; he who stops is overwhelmed; out distanced, crushed; he who ceases to grow becomes smaller; he who leaves off, gives up; the condition of standing still is the beginning of the end." This proverb is a clarion call to action, a reminder that inaction and complacency are not merely passive choices but active decisions leading towards decline. At the heart of our journey, the essence of progress is undeniable. It is the fuel that propels us forward, the light that guides us through darkness, and the strength that uplifts us in tim

Tribal Quotes - Embracing Innate Wisdom: Unveiling the 7 Pillars of Self-Mastery

  Embracing Innate Wisdom: Unveiling the 7 Pillars of Self-Mastery In a world brimming with knowledge and philosophies, the profound words of Friedrich Nietzsche echo a timeless truth: "There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy." This powerful statement serves as a guiding light, illuminating the path to understanding and harnessing the innate wisdom that resides within each of us. As we embark on this journey of self-discovery, we align ourselves not just with our personal aspirations but with a heritage rich in wisdom and a community moving towards empowerment and growth. As the Dean of Students and the visionary behind GNJMedia, I invite you to delve into the depths of your being, to uncover the wisdom that transcends the confines of conventional learning. Through this exploration, we will unveil the 7 Pillars of Self-Mastery, a roadmap to harnessing your inner knowledge and transforming it into a tool for personal, cultural, and community empowerme

Respecting Your Journey: The Essence of Self-Mastery

Respecting Your Journey: The Essence of Self-Mastery Haiku by ha2tim No one will respect/ What is yours, more than you do/ What do you respect?/ Greetings, family! Brother ha2tim here, weaving the tapestry of our journey towards Self-Mastery. Today's Ha2ku reflects a profound truth: the level of respect we command for what's ours begins with how much we respect it ourselves. Let's delve into understanding and nurturing this self-respect, a cornerstone in our quest for personal growth and empowerment. Embracing Self-Respect in the Path of Self-Mastery: Recognizing Your Value : The journey starts with acknowledging your worth. Understand that the unique blend of your talents, experiences, and aspirations is invaluable. Respect for self is the first step in commanding respect from the world. Honoring Your Efforts and Achievements : Every step you take in your journey of growth deserves recognition. Celebrate your victories, no matter how small, and learn from your setbacks.

Sing It Like Popeye: Embrace Your Uniqueness and Boost Self-Esteem with the Popeye Principle

The Popeye Principle: Boosting Self-Esteem and Embracing Our Unique Selves The iconic figure of Popeye the Sailor Man, a cherished character from the annals of 20th-century cartoons, serves as an unexpected guide to self-esteem and the celebration of our unique identities. This spinach-fueled hero, notwithstanding his peculiar appearance and singular eye, radiated an indomitable confidence that continues to inspire many. His daily affirmations, encapsulated in his signature song, offer a valuable lesson in today's era, where societal pressures often eclipse self-esteem and self-love. In this piece, we explore the essence of the "Popeye Principle" and discuss its application in enhancing our self-esteem and celebrating our individuality. The Essence of the Popeye Principle: At its core, the Popeye Principle champions the concept of embracing our unique attributes as sources of strength and self-assurance. Popeye's robust self-esteem, reflected in his daily affirmation

Full Time Required

  Full Time Required Great Kujichagulia: Once again I greet you on this Kujichagulia within the 4th cycle of the year of 2022 in the week of Kujichagulia. Man o Man have I been getting insights on the other side of my fast. For those that don't know, the 21 day challenge is structured like a pyramid, and the beginning is a hard and steep climb, but once we hit the peak and start to descend we begin to get insights. This works like this for more than just the fast. Anything that you choose to use the #21DayNguzoSabaChallenge for will do the same. Just make it past the peak and you will see. "Once again I greet you on this Kujichagulia within the 4th cycle of the year of 2022 in the week of Umoja." The thought today was being full time. Family in order for us to become free we have to start building in time for us to work on our private projects. At the beginning regardless of what you are working on it will be hard, but if we stay determined we will be able to do it. We ha

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 ele

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

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 do