"Free and critical minds can emerge only by a return to the source-the primary sources. A free and critical mind takes nothing for granted and is not intimidated by "authorities" who frequently may be more confused than the general public. Free and critical minds seek truth without chauvinism or shame." - Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III (1)
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Whatever you do, Think Again!
The day has arrived! Actually the day has been brought to pass. Whatever is worthwhile and worth waiting for doesn’t just come about, action helps it arrive. The first adult book given through me is in my hands. This time last year I was in the midst of some crazy nonsense. After a brief stint of upheaval I found a settling place.
Sometime last December, due to multiple factors and influences, I decided to dedicate 2007 and my resources to doing what I’ve longed to do and should be doing. Since doubts, distractions and the fact I didn’t know how to do what I should do didn’t make the mountain high enough, I decided to add a river supposedly wide enough. I chose to publish a book of literary poetry, prose and short stories: a book the industry claims is hard to sell, especially from an unknown. They have yet to realize you only have to be known by yourself and the Spirit of Truth to be effective. It really is who you know once you know.
Though the last two statements above are affirmation enough, throw in a few practicalities and realities like a house hunt, purchase, upgrades, another move, a few do-it-yourselfs, countless searches and purchases, deliveries, miseries, home setup (ongoing), a family reunion, a full-time job, the unscrupulous, the unreliable, basic needs, smiling faces, people changing places, lives that don’t stop when yours begins and the rest of life that waits for no man, but instead makes demands, and you realize it takes a focus you’ve never had along with grace and faith to make it all work out.
Through it all, Eloquence: Rhythm & Renaissance is now available for your consideration.
I am fortunate in so many ways. This road of publishing despite the assistance of industry experts, family and friends still has been more than a notion, which is what it will always take to achieve consistent motion. Flexibility and patience have become my mentors since very little has gone as expected except the need to make a dozen daily decisions and the unfolding of this phase.
The degree to which we align ourselves with our purposes is the degree to which we will transcend and be transformed. The tuning of thoughts, actions and spirit builds a rhythm to flow by and this renaissance of self, to our original state, not only exudes an attracting energy but also an affecting energy of contagiousness greater than any plague because when passion and promise meet potential it becomes exponential. So no matter what you think you’re up against, think again because neither you nor anything else can outthink or outdo the Spirit.
Asante Sana. Hotep. Amina.
Eloquence: Rhythm and Renaissance, literary poetry, prose and short stories, publishing, Spirit of Truth