Monthly Archives: Sep 2016

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What are you reading?

What are you reading?
I have had the privilege to go through many books: old/classics, new/contemporary, even soon to be published. I love all ‘’good” books. I judge books by the cover (being a designer), from the synopsis and certain recommendations from devourers of prints and e-copies. I must say this, the last time I read something that held me through the night was a candid retrospection of a friend, brother and egbon / elder – Victor Adeyemi‘s IF YOU CAN’T BUY IT, STEAL IT! I don’t like books written to impress or such in circulation not addressing or in the pattern of the doctrine of a strenuous life [a speech by Theodore Roosevelt] . In the last couple of weeks, I have read two of Ryan Holiday’s books: Ego is the enemy and Obstacle is the way. It is good to see / reflect your life through the writings of noble writers / thinkers.  I had the opportunity of reviewing my goals in life to see if it was driven by the desire for recognition or the desire to the higher calling – actualization / self-transcendence. Our society is full of men riding on their ego and cannot eschew the spotlight for the higher goals. A thought provoking question from ‘Ego is the enemy’ – “How are we supposed to reach, motivate, or lead other people if we can’t relate to their needs—because we’ve lost touch with our own?” The society is full of egoistic people, people that can’t see beyond the trifles of their mundane works as the only best thing that had happened to this generation. “When we remove ego, we’re left with what is real”. You will also find his book, “Obstacle is the way” interesting. 
 
I am also going through ‘Ideas, a history of thought and invention, from fire to freud’ a good ride of reading across the scrolls of our development, beliefs & inventions.  I saw a copy of it in a friend’s room [Aji Baba], started reading. I didn’t ask him to borrow me – I ordered my own copy! Man has developed and evolved. Time to revolt. But against what?
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Truth must be spoken

Of what good is life if truth  cannot not be spoken? of what worth is gold if it can not  be exchanged for a bread? of what use is the star if it can not give it’s brightest in the dark? of what use is  governance if not for the interest(s) of the people, fairness, justice & salvation ?
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Inspiration Perspectives

Question your thinking

In the movie Revolver (2005),  the character Jake Green made a profound statement, “The greatest enemy will hide in the last place you would ever look”(—Julius Caesar 75 BC). [in a later conversation]…While playing, Avi says “you know what is so elegant about this little game, Jake?  No-one knows where the enemy is.  He’s inside of every one of their heads.  And they trust him, because they think they are him.  If you try to destroy him to save them, they’ll destroy you to save him.”

Often times, people fail to question their very own thinking / philosophy.
So, question your thinking. Your thought might be the enemy hindering your own progress. If the thinking is your enemy, kill the enemy before it kills you.

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ORDER OF THE ZOMBIES

The world wants to make zombie of you, – to drop your brain and follow; God wants you to use your brain, create, dominate, subdue the earth…else, He wouldn’t have given you one.

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Point man

I am just like a man pointing you to the sun – Dr Tisser , Cryptogamic Botanist

It took me a decade  plus to thoroughly understood what the quote above meant, a rhetorical statement of a lecturer of mine. Simply put, when you have a man pointing you to the sun, he’s showing  you the source of light, that you walk out of darkness and embrace your path  to destiny.  The man pointing you cannot fulfil your dreams, you make it happen!.  Light conquers all  (lux omnia vincit) so does knowledge. When you embrace the Light, you gain revelational insight and unravel things hidden or unknown.

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