Definition of the Definers…

Been involved in several very enlightening conversations today. In all of them I realized the need for more tempered thought in the Black community. I am not a pacifist. And I am not one, because I choose not to be. And in that not choosing to be, I demonstrate my right to self-determination.

Self-determination….

What many people have lost in this life is the ability to decide which course they actually want to take. Many of us, some of the most successful of us, have found that we have been living according to the dreams of others. I am apart of that number. I lived a life of rebellion because I believed in the code of the streets. I admired the ghetto entrepreneurs, and I felt they had the things that made life worth living. Now, that I have become them, I am not so sure. I have dedicated my life to creating. Whether through the visual graphics I produce, or the written word, or even through the oral recitation of my works…I have decided to create new paradigms. I am determined to be my SELF. To record what I believe to be the best of my SELF. To report of the misfortunes of my worst SELF. But to always grow and move toward my better SELF.

I have been told that the SELF is like the old model of the atom: having the neutral, positive and the negative. I can see where that discussion is going, and yet I also understand that we all have to define what it is that we deem as negative. We all are GODs of the manifest. WE all are extensions of the ever-defining Definer. And thus, it is our duty to ourselves to define that which will be negative and that which will be positive. Life has blessed the thinkers, and creators with on certain thing about humanity…there will always be enough conforming to the rule makers, the question is whether you are a rule maker, or another spotted goat in the herd.

It is your choice…I’m still slanging red pills if you need one…

4 thoughts on “Definition of the Definers…

  1. Ok Owlasylum, deep thought provoking post.

    Some thoughts I had of this sharing is the concept of the African self as defined by Naim Akbar. The African concept of self is composed of 5 dimensions; tribal [ancestral], social [relational], personal [mind], physical [body] & the soul [spiritual]. of course the soul is the core of the self. I can see u have a good soul at this point in your life. I also feel assured that u will remain in a “Summum Bonnum” state. In other words you will continue to seek doing good in your life.

    Im definitely, a rule maker evn tho Ima capricorn, lol. Dont know abt lil red pills but I’ll take ur writings any day as a cathartic measure.

    Continue seeking Sakhu & doing Maat.
    Iya Adjua

  2. Ok Owlasylum, deep thought provoking post.

    Some thoughts I had of this sharing is the concept of the African self as defined by Naim Akbar. The African concept of self is composed of 5 dimensions; tribal [ancestral], social [relational], personal [mind], physical [body] & the soul [spiritual]. of course the soul is the core of the self. I can see u have a good soul at this point in your life. I also feel assured that u will remain in a “Summum Bonnum” state. In other words you will continue to seek doing good in your life.

    Im definitely, a rule maker evn tho Ima capricorn, lol. Dont know abt lil red pills but I’ll take ur writings any day as a cathartic measure.

    Continue seeking Sakhu & doing Maat.
    Iya Adjua

  3. Hahaha!!

    It has been a while since I picked up a Naim Akbar book, this has definitely inspired me to visit some videos of his online, and revisit his written works.

    I would like to believe that I have a good soul. I don’t completely subscribe to the idea of Karma with concepts like the chaos theory, and it is always difficult to pin point what the cause of a thing is, but I definitely attempt to consider the spiritual outcomes of behavior. It has been a long and often harrowing growth process, but I certainly see the maturation daily.

    Thank you so much for your spirit!!

  4. Hahaha!!

    It has been a while since I picked up a Naim Akbar book, this has definitely inspired me to visit some videos of his online, and revisit his written works.

    I would like to believe that I have a good soul. I don’t completely subscribe to the idea of Karma with concepts like the chaos theory, and it is always difficult to pin point what the cause of a thing is, but I definitely attempt to consider the spiritual outcomes of behavior. It has been a long and often harrowing growth process, but I certainly see the maturation daily.

    Thank you so much for your spirit!!

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