What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral.
We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again.
That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher.
That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively.
Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution
Rumi, 13th Century

12.27.2010

Kwanzaa: Kujichagulia

Habari Gani?

Self Determination.
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.


"All peoples have the rights of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."



Strong Will Continue [the beginning]
by Jr. Gong & Nas


Chorus

When the Armageddon start get dread
A lot of weak heart a weep and moan
Only the strong will continue
Do you have it in you?
Cause we've got a journey to go!
And when the battle get sour and dread
A lot of weak heart a wither and moan
Only the strong will continue
I know you have it in you
I know you have it in you

The Victory is found in Truth

Like Innocence found in Youth

Self-defeat is your own dispute

And when you put yourself

Inna your own shoes
It's

Either you're winning or loosing

Don't you get it confused

Cause you're starring inna your own movie

Playing out the role you choose
So

Stand up and fight

If you know say you right

No, you will never fail


Tipping the scale
 
And the wind shall prevail

And the boat shall forever sail

Hey

There ain't no stopping or cruising

Even when we're batter and bruised

Out run all the sprinters

On Mount Olympus

My God tougher than Zeus!

Repeat Chorus

iNi
have it in me
Nadya Dee


Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."