Sunday, December 31, 2017

Kwanzaa: Creativity | Faith

Slowly, New Year is reach the whole world and for last day I will try to cover Kuumba (Creativity) and Imani (Faith). The Day of Meditation 
(Siku ya Taamuli) is done the last day to bring into the assessment of things done and what will be needed to be done.  Self-reflection on this day is a recommitment to values. It's a time to sober and humble oneself about who they are and who they will become. This day is also known as the "Frist Fruits" celebration of the Akan People. "The idea on this (day) is to maintain a quiet, humble and calm attitude with regard to oneself and towards one's neighbors."

K'a má fi kánjú j'aiyé.
K'a má fi wàrà-wàrà n'okùn orò.
Ohun à bâ if s'àgbà,
K'a má if se'binu.
Bi a bá de'bi t'o tútù,
K'a simi-simi,
K'a wò'wajú ojo lo titi;
K'a tun bò wá r'èhìn oràn wo;
Nitori àti sùn ara eni ni. 
Let us not engage the world hurriedly.
Let us not grasp at the rope of wealth impatiently.
That which should be treated with mature judgment,
Let us not deal with in a state of anger.
When we arrive at a cool place,
Let us rest fully;
Let us give continuous attention to the future;
and let us give deep consideration to the consequences of things.
And this because of our (eventual) passing.

                               Eji Ogbe
                           The Odu Ifa



"To do always as much as we can in the way that we can in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than when we inherited it."

The Sixth Principle is Kuumba and logically follows from and is required by the Principle of Nia.It is a commitment to being creative within the context of the national community vocation of restoring our people to their traditional greatness and thus leaving our community more beneficial and beautiful than we, i.e., each generation, inherited it.

Day of Meditation



"To believe, with all our heart, in our Creator, our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle."

The Seventh Principle is faith, the belief in and commitment to all that is of value to us as a family, community, people, and culture.
Faith in ourselves is key.

Let's Pull Together!

~ Heri za Kwanzaa ~ 


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