“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” – Malcolm X
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Quote for the Day:
“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.”
Malcom X was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence.
He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.
He is credited with raising the self-esteem of black Americans and reconnecting them with their African heritage.
Many African Americans, especially those who lived in cities in the Northern and Western United States, felt that Malcolm X articulated their complaints concerning inequality better than did the mainstream civil rights movement.
In 1963 Malcolm X began collaboration with Alex Haley on his life story, The Autobiography of Malcolm X. He told Haley,
“If I’m alive when this book comes out, it will be a miracle.”
Haley completed and published it some months after the assassination.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, there was a resurgence of interest in his life among young people. Hip-hop groups such as Public Enemy adopted Malcolm X as an icon, and his image was displayed in hundreds of thousands of homes, offices, and schools, as well as on T-shirts and jackets. This wave peaked in 1992 with the release of the film Malcolm X, Spike Lee’s adaptation of The Autobiography of Malcolm X with the lead role played by Denzil Washington.
In 1998 Time named The Autobiography of Malcolm X one of the ten most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century.
I read the The Autobiography of Malcolm X in my mid twenties and it had a huge impact on my life. I was a mixed race child who had been brought up in a completely white middle class environment in the conservative stronghold of Mid-Sussex, by my white middle class grandma and mother and had not really mixed with people of colour until I moved to London and became a ballet dancer. When I graduated from ballet school I moved to Brixton and was surrounded by Afro-Caribbean culture.
Malcom X stated that it was important for people of colour to be educated in the history of it’s own people as opposed to the predominantly white history of the United States which at the time glossed over slavery and the destruction of the Native Indians and their land,
I began reading about visionary leaders like Fredrick Douglas, Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. Du Bois and Kwame Nkrumah the president of Ghana where my father was from who made Ghana the second country after India to gain independence from Britain and the first African country in 1957. His book ‘Africa Unite’ was a brilliantly written piece and if he had managed in his quest to get all the African leaders of tribes and countries to unite as one Africa with all it’s natural resources including gold, diamonds, copper and oil would have probably been the most powerful country in the world.
I also read the Koran and decided to re read the Bible and came to the conclusion that religion seemed to be dividing people instead of bringing them together. They basically are saying the same thing; there is a higher spirit and a better place, when we die if we do good and not evil, but give the higher spirit God or Allah and the better place heaven or mecca different names. For me this is no reason to kill people, imprison people or ban them from your country which has being going on from the beginning of time from the ancient Kings and Queens of England, Adolf Hitler in Germany against the Jews, the Protestants and the Catholics in Ireland and Donald Trump in America today against the Muslims.
So I decided none of these religions were for me, but still believed in a higher spirit and good over evil and knowing what is right and wrong would guide me in my own actions.
In later life I was drawn to the physicality of yoga, but found it also gave me spirituality.
I have practiced yoga and meditation everyday for the last 10 years, which has really helped me in all aspects of my life and not just my health.
The more I exercise and practice the stronger my breathing becomes and the more control of it I have.
The yoga poses and breathing teach me that if I control my breath I can control my mind. The pain and discomfort I feel in the awkward yoga poses, will go away if I breathe and stay calm. This mirrors problems in life which can seem impossible with no way out, but if you stay calm, focused and breathe then your head clears, the situation does not seem as bad as you first thought and you can see a way forward.
This is the basis of my Elysium Way Training System.
The Elysium Way enhances and enriches lives allowing you to reach your full potential physically, mentally and spiritually.
And one of the main components of the Elysium Way is practicing yoga.
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Have a marvellous Monday peeps and a wonderful week
May all your dreams come true.
Breathe, Believe and Achieve
Be Happy, Healthy and Wise
Keep on Winning, Smiling and Living the Dream
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