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Taking Ourselves Seriously

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 Great Ujamaa: In this episode we explore the difference between being serious and taking ourselves seriously. Taking our history seriously, really looking at it, and understanding how we got to where we are today is essential. Taking our principles seriously is also essential. Being serious about them, however, will not get us anywhere. What will? Taking ourselves personally seriously, being accountable and responsible for everything that we do and say, realizing that what truly matters is how we live. If we live with integrity – if we are kind and compassionate towards others – the rest will follow. We can change the world by changing ourselves first. And when I say "we", I mean "you", because you are in charge of your own life. Responsibility and accountability are the keys to making things happen in our own lives. How much do you take yourself personally seriously? How much do you really want to make a change in your life? Do you have enough responsibility and a

Myth About Emotions & It's Effects On Ujamaa (Sample)

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  The subject of Emotions and the effect it has on our lives, is the most frequently discussed topic. This talk will focus on the "Myth" of emotions and how it is being used against us as a tool to control our actions. This talk will explore the basics of how emotions are used as a tool against us and why they are so important in your life and business. Your life is ruled by two seemingly opposing forces? One is a force of forward (progress) moving energy and the other, a force of slowing us down, resisting change, making us carry unnecessary dead weight. They are in constant conflict, each trying to gain dominion over our lives but here's the problem... Both are trying to draft you. The question then becomes, Which will it be? If you think you can base your actions on wisdom and make progress while resisting your emotions... think again. Your emotions are not separate from you, how you feel has an enormous impact on what you do and how you live your life. Listen in and g

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The Power Of Bitter

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Peace FAM: The bitter parts of life help build us up, and prepare our body and mind for the goodness that eventually will come. We have been trained to avoid the bitter. We are told not to complain, and to grin and bare it, we must monitor what we say and how we say it to make sure we don't spit out bitter words. We are surrounded by food that are packed with sugar and if we go to any grocery store we will be hard pressed to find something bitter. We have advanced humanity to a point where we can possible go a life time and never experience bitter word, or bitter food. We have reached the pinnacle of civilization, for now we can shelter the members from all the bitter that life has to offer. This process is complete but we have lost a lot in this trade, and many may want to go back and make some adjustments in our lives. Bitter helps us grow, and it strengthens us. It helps get our creativity unstuck, just like physical bitters jump starts our immune system, and stimulate digest

Daily Toast- Ujamaa 525171 "The Spook Who Sat By The Door"

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Peace FAM: I apologize for being behind. Today I didn't have to go to work, and I laid down and been chillin all of this Nia day. On Ujamaa I was moved to do an Old School movie review on a film that I believe does not get the credit it deserve. The Spook is not only a classic but a one of a kind tale that should be firmly posted in every revolutionaries heart. This is movie that introduce us to the idea of struggle, and the possibility of victory if we stick to our principles and training. When I first heard about this movie from my elders I went on the hunt for it, and it took years for me to find it. When I finally got my hands on it, I could not believe what I was seeing. The link to the movie is on the YouTube video, and I look forward to having a discussion about the film after you have taken the the time to see it. Let's Build!!!!

Daily Toast- Ujamaa 54171 "Unproductive Behaviors"

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Peace FAM: SelfMastery is about constantly looking at ourselves, and evaluating what we need , and what we need to change. This is a constant struggle, and it can be painful, but as our ancestor Amos Wilson taught us "It is a child that fears pain". So today I decided to look at the idea of unproductive behaviors. Do you have any?

Daily Toast- Ujamaa 413171 (5-6-7 a new way of seeing the world)

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Peace FAM: It is time for us to begin looking at the world with new eyes. Understanding GNJ's 567 system and applying it to your life will change the world for you. We are suffering because we have been miseducated about ourselves. We are taught about all the limits, and thrust into a world not of our or our ancestors making. As African people we have existed on the periphery of this world long enough, and it is time for us to grab the cover of our culture. Culture is the soul of a people, and a people without soul are zombies. Walking the earth soulless doing the bidding of their masters. The recent addition of zombies eating brains, and as brainless consumers is recent to the zombie lore. The original concept of a zombie was someone that was put up under a curse and was forced to serve. Although the brainless consumer was a great addition. We are caught in the zombie zone, serving others with no benefit to ourselves, but it is now time for us to change this paradigm. Today is t

Daily Toast- Ujamaa 46171 (Misplaced Emotinal Energy)

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Peace FAM: Pardon the lateness, but the files with the effects are bigger than I imagined and this one took 2 hours to upload, so that throws off my time table and I have to wait for a break to post. Break time and today is moving in slow motion for me. I am struggling on the warrior diet, because my body is telling me that it wants to eat, but it is more of a want than a need. Yesterday I ate my meal, and could not finish it. This was shocking because I thought I was hungry then as well. Taming the body is a Herculean task but I am up for it. I know you are reading this wondering what does the warrior diet have to do with today's topic. I am discovering that I am eating to feel emotional lacks in my life. Eating gives me a sense of comfort. Like many of you who will take the Challenge , you will begin to discover new things about yourself, and you will begin to recognize where you are wasting alot of energy. Our emotions are the driving force in our lives, and if we don't l

Daily Toast- 316171 Ujamaa (Stop Hindering)

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Peace FAM The proverb of the week is "Let shame come over those who hinder the rising of the dead", are you a hinderer. Are you stopping the raising of the dead in your life, by not sharing the resources that you have.  Let's discuss and Let's Build!!!

Daily Toast- Ujamaa 38171 (You Inc.)

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Peace Fam: Taking my time to review the proverb of the week , and attemping to connect it with the principle of the day. "Right practice is true knowing", in this practice is the key. The question I want my family to focus on is what are you practicing daily. We have to begin to look at ourselves as vaulable businesses, that have a story to tell. Many of us our not active in building our brand because deep down inside we may feel that we are not worthy. Wake up and face the fact that many of your struggles were not given to you for just you, but to teach others. Get up and begin to share your most powerful resource beside your time, yourself and your story.  Let's bring to practice living, and sharing our life lessons. We have been born in a time where we can leave tons, of information for our children and for those in need. Stop wasting your time and your storage space on looking for the next fight, and point the camera at your life and begin to record history in the

Daily Toast- Ujamaa 32171 (Stop wasting resources)

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Great Ujamaa: We will begin moving into a new phase of the #nguzosabachallenge, I will begin to focus more on some resources that I have been wasting when it comes to doing these videos. I have been jumping right over the proverbs and folktales that I podcast about weekly rather than using their wisdom to help with these daily post. I am guilty of wasting two powerful and overlooked resources in the universe. The first and most important resource that we all have access to is time. By me not helping you as well as my self focus on the words of our ancestors during our morning toast I have been wasting your time. I would do FFGF on Kujichagulia, and then Tribal Quotes on Ujima, and then jump into a discussion of the principles the following morning and rarely pull on the wisdom that came during the shows. This from my view is a terrible waste of time. Rather than helping you get a deeper understanding of the principle through the wisdom of the ancestors, I would randomly discuss issues

DailyToast- Ujamaa 223171 (This $#!+ IS HARD)

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I have set a difficult challenge for myself. I plan to create at least 1 video a day. I was doing great till early this morning when I fell asleep during my workout. I have it on video and it is hilarious, but it demonstrates that this shit is hard. Setting up the shot, testing new angles, creating new intros, writing for each show, remembering what I say to put in to the description, creating post for my site, podcasting twice a week, and etc.. Please take notice that this issue lines up with the principle of the day. I have to more effectively use my personal resources to make this new addition to my lifestyle work. Just as many of you who have made changes in your life have to also do. The idea about taking a challenge is that you will receive push back, you will find wholes in your game, and weaknesses will be exposed, but it is all toward your greatness. Don't be ashamed, take your feedback and use it in your continuing efforts to build. Back to the video: the two resources