Kujichagulia ~ Self Determination. “To Define Ourselves, Name Ourselves, Create For Ourselves And Speak For Ourselves
What are you determined to change about yourself to improve?
What are you determined about this world change?
What are you determined in this world to use your voice for to make ripples in the water to speak for future generations to come?
What gets you fired up? What makes you angry enough to say, enough is enough? What are you determined to be the change for this year and for eternity?
I take this Nguza Saba principle as a charge or order, and a question to answer.
One that will be answered when you have lived out your “dash.” What do I mean about living by saying “living out your dash” When you die there is the day you are born and a dash between the day you die. What is remembered and eulogized is the “dash”
What will your dash say?
I pray in hope mine will say, brave, courageous, noble warrior who lived for truth and self-actualization. Who saught out the light in everyone and every situation. Saw every obstacle as an opportunity for growth and self-awareness. Grounded in integrity bathed in righteousness that can only be crown from the King of the Heavens. Educated and educator. Father and philanthropist, prolific public speaker, and minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Transgender yet transcendent. Lover and a fighter. The reader of words and life. Self-determined to make life better not only for himself but for those coming behind and beside him. A giant slayer and generational leader. This is my hope for the readers of my “dash”
What are yours?
In remembrance of Archbishop Desmond Tutu