NIA : Purpose : Operation Love Yourself

Self love is the beginning and end all to recognizing and satisfying our purpose. Today my Prayers will be dedicated to my fellow women in finding our purpose, love, mercy, unity, security and respect. We must no longer remain silent on the ills of our society and our complicity in its continuation. As Audre Lorde said “Your silence will not protect you“. We must not solely depend on governments to do right by us while absolving ourselves of the responsibility to do right by our fellow human being… “the time is always right to do the right thing” Martin Luther King Jr.

Today I say a special prayer for the 10 year old house girl in Nigeria that was heinously abused by her madame and all of our children worldwide who are abused and entrenched in modern day slavery by the noose of poverty. I pray for the young Indian woman who died after being gang raped and all those rape victims and survivors who have suffered this wicked violation, I pray for the soul of the woman in Queens and so many others so filled with hate that she shoved a man to his death off a subway platform into the path of a train because she hates Muslims, and I pray for all of us women who are trying our very best to be the mothers of the earth through our goodness and random acts of kindness because we are committed in purpose to raising and nurturing better humans, better nations and our better selves…Happy Sunday! Find Your Purpose ….Find your Wings and Fly…

Here’s a question. Christ is said to have been born on December 25th, and we measure time from the date of his birth. Then why does the New Year begin on January 1st? Shouldn’t it start on December 25th? Where did the extra week come from?
The Romans had a few days at the end of their year, that didn’t fit into their calendar of 12 months of 30 days each. They spent this “extra time” in feasting and revelry. Does “Christmas Week” stem from that, or does it grow out of an absolute need to stop, and relax, at the end of the year? It is hardly a coincidence that as business closes the books, at the end of the year, there is also a final, furious spate of economic activity, as we buy presents for “everyone”, and splurge on food, drink and entertainment?
Note the frenetic pace in the days before Xmas. Afterwards, everything slows to a crawl, in the final days of the year. Nothing seems to be happening. There is no school, and at work, little gets done. The noisy city is suddenly quiet. Yes, there is a bit of a looking forward to New Years, but overall, things are down. And after the brief mania of New Years Eve, a kind of depression settles in as winter enfolds the land.
Listen! Listen to the chill wind in December’s dying days. It seems to cry, forlorn, “Purrrpose. Puurrpose.” In synch, we ask ourselves inside, “What is my purpose? Is this all there is to life? A cycle of hot and cold, light and dark, and throughout, the frantic, desperate paper chase for dollars and credentials, and the things they bring?”
On this the fifth day of Kwanzaa, we are asked to ponder NIA, that is, Purpose. Think what it is you were put here for? (For surely you were not made for naught.) How shall you make your mark? What is it that you’ll strive for, that will help, not only you, but your family, and above all our community? And is that not the basic “purpose” of the entire week of Kwanzaa? To give us time to think, yes think, about where we are, and where we are headed, and how we can work together to arrive as one!   By: Dr Arthur N Lewin ….READ MORE

 

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