Overcoming Isolation & Lonliness
If one sleeps alone sleeps badly
Only Olorun can wake him
This was Ifa's message to a stranger,
Who was going to a field to stay for good
So that he might get someone to help him
Lift the load to his head (to carry)
He was asked to sacrifice a hen, thirty two hundred cowries and Ifa leaves
He heard and sacrificed
The stranger got to the field
And prepared his load
He looked right
He looked left
He looked forward
He looked backward
He saw no one
He said, This is now the load of Olorun
Then, Efulele, help me carry this load to my head, Efulele
You do not know that those who have
No people will put their trust in Olorun?
Lonliness is a silent killer. When you feel isolated and alone, your problems seem insurmountable and your blessings only seem to offer short term enjoyment. We need other people to help guide us into deeper levels of humanity. This is why they say People are people because of other people. Yet and still, you have to resist to temptation to externalize your experience. That is, in the same way that you chose your destiny alone, in the presence of Olodumare, there are many other decisions that you must make alone. This is the only way to truly reinforce your original choice. Ultimately, you can only lead others where you're willing to go yourself. If we are to believe in your vision, you have to demonstrate your conviction by making choices that support that vision, sometimes in spite of popular opinion. Live the medicine."
Obafemi Origunwa, MA | www.ObafemiO.com
9/6/2014 12:56:19 am
Give thanks! My daddy has always said to me that I needed to lead by example. Loneliness is totally self inflicted. Years ago, I always had someone to shop with or someone to just hang out with! But at one point in my life, for one reason or another, I had no companions to hang with! It was ONLY ME!!! This was one of 5 he hardest times in my life! I felt so alone. At some points during this transition, I wouldn't want to shop or go anywhere because I did not enjoy ME! I did not know how to be with only ME and be okay with it. I needed and was addicted to other people but felt contagious to myself! I have learned that spending quality time with myself gives me that time to figure out my thoughts from other sources and it rejuvenates my SOUL!
9/6/2014 06:47:48 am
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Live the Medicine
Obafemi Origunwa, MA
Thought leader, Ifa priest and author of four definitive books, Obafemi Origunwa inspires metamorphosis through living the medicine that will heal your life and heal the lives of the people you're destined to serve.