“Study and examine all but choose and follow the good” – The Wise Mind of H.I.M Emperor Haile Selassie I (page 23)
From the moment we are conceived to being born and then exist separate from our Mothers, we are on a journey to ourselves.
Usually we have an idea of who we are, what we call our identity. Identity however does not consist only in my DNA, my nationality or my birth/ given name. It is who I was created to be and will always be.
The environment (inclusive of all internal and external factors) influences this identity but inside our consciousness we come to sift, separate, what we are fed or taught. Most accept the norms, some rebel, and some live the version of themselves they think they should. It’s a choice we all are free to make.
Consider this however: what is destiny? What of a purpose? Should we be concerned with either, or does everything happen by chance?
I say we should be, because each decision is connected, as connected as we are to each other. The journey to self liberation takes on deeper meaning as we begin to “overstand” that purpose or destiny identified, will result in purpose fulfilled. Coordinated actions interconnect to form a positive impact wherever on earth we reside.
I, am on my journey, still discovering, sifting, organizing, deciding and choosing. So should all of us. We must endeavour to keep the mind active and open, to learning and “overstanding”. When “I” am found, the world will not necessarily make more sense but my being here will. If you have ever wondered why you are here then you need to find the answer.
To seek is a verb, and to the art of knowing thyself we must all commit. For “I,” liberation will depend on my ability to diligently seek, and finally find myself. For You and I, who are on the journey, the discovery continues...