language, beliefs and perceptions of people are like the components of an
You have to understand how the instrument is played in order to produce a
Inspiration is like
the sun that lights up the world, giving energy and life to all that
it reaches. Inspiration ignites an inner joy and enthusiasm
that propels self confidence and the courage to believe and
achieve. The light and energy from an inspiring person, music
that touches the soul, or being in the presence of an inspirational
place or view can lift the spirit and radiate through all who are
open to recognize and receive it.
You can eat from the same loaf but you
don't have to eat the same slice. Understanding and directing individual and
collective rolls and responsibilities in business, personal and community
relations comes easier when everyone is focused on their slice, knowing
that each bite contributes to the loaf of success.
of the heart comes when we seek what was never lost.
difficult indeed when a Duck, although a bird, lives amongst Chickens
and tries to Cluck. The Duck forgets to fly high. The Duck
forgets to harmonize itself with nature and fly south when the seasons
change. The Duck forgets the cleansing and nourishment it
receives from the watery ponds, lakes and streams.
Eventually the Duck Quacks up, yet the desire to Quack, not Cluck, is
the nature of the Duck. It is the nature of the Duck to fly high
and see the big picture, not fly low and running on only earthly views
of obstacles and fences of limitations...Know Thyself.
not held as sacred becomes desecrated by those who seek (knowing or
unknowingly) to destroy the light.
to the roots of African culture based solely on the land called Africa
is not enough to sustain survival. We must be conscious of Africans
all over the world and unite spiritually, economically and
politically; recognizing that the common thread of our survival is our
history, culture and the spiritual nature expressed in our culture.
the end result of past made manifest in the present.
must teach to the young and hear their voice. The wisdom of the elder
means nothing if you cannot relate to the young. If you loose your
young, you loose the future.
and development of a fruit tree is not determined by the number of
rain drops or amount of light it receives, but through the fruits it