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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Unity Consciousness #4 | Values Cause Failure Or Success

Before we seek to understand how values cause failure or success, we must look at where values come from.

Values Come Out Of Philosophy

This is expected since we've already learned Maat is a philosophy and Maat is where the African value system comes from.

According to Obenga, “Human beings always need to discern what is real, true, right, or lasting. Such insight is wisdom, because understanding what is true, right, or lasting necessarily elevates the mind. To philosophize was not just to speculate about life and reflect on nature, but also to be engaged with love, intense desire, and strong enthusiasm in the investigation of causes underlying reality in order to build up a system of values by which society may live.” (1)

This tells us, the only way to create a value system not respectful of creation is to have a philosophy that hates, has intense disgust and strong enthusiasm against the laws and orders of nature. This type of philosophy can only be developed through unscientific means.

Choose A Value System, Choose To Fail Or Succeed

A value system strengthens through respect. It connects people to an interdependency on resources the Creator has provided and to an interdependency on each other. Those who share this type of value system do not go outside themselves for what is necessary to maintain the value system.

Per Ancestor & Master Teacher Yosef ben-Jochannan, “The reason we are failing is because we have taken European values.”

He goes on to remind us, successes come “when the African man, woman or child, approach whatever they are doing from an African perspective.”

It should now be clear to every African, Maat is the way out of this mess. If this is not yet clear, as always, we must seek additional understanding. One way is by studying to show ourselves approved.

Refocusing Responsibility

Values cause failure or success. People choose values from their philosophy. People create philosophy from their understanding of reality, that is to say, what they either believe or know is true. Even after we account for all mitigating factors, people are still responsible for their failure or success.

Africans must examine who the philosophers are their values are coming from. If we don't know or don't want to try to figure it out, one thing we do know is our value system is not working out.

It's much easier to reset our value system to the African philosophy of Maat. We have to reset and reformat our computers sometimes, and having no other choice, it always ends up being worth it. We must do the same and reconfigure our lives, unless someone can provide a better option.

Related Proverbs:

Follow no one's advice or their ways, holidays, traditions, religions, educational teachings, social behavior, family dynamics and relationship ideas unless you also follow the philosophy of their value system.

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