The renaissance am talking about are your own thoughts, change of negative thinking to positive thinking as your thoughts are what creates the life you are experiencing now and your future to come.
Let’s stop running away from our own responsibility outcome of our own thinking. You are the product of your own thoughts. You and I become what we think about all day long. All that you are today is the result of your past predominate thoughts. You are what you think you … are. As said by Ancient years, “You think, so you shall become. Your Thoughts are invisible things and they become your physical things, your experiences and your lifestyle.
Here is how it works in practice: Our mind is the producer of every material thing through our thinking. The mind is that part of the human body which is responsible for our thinking or creating new ideas. Thinking produces a thought or an idea. We produce our thoughts through either our own thinking or accepting the thinking of others so that it becomes our own.
Our thought, produced by our mind, is the main building material (cause) of anything (effect or result) that we may choose to build our lives. In other words, whatever our minds conceives, positive or negative, and believes in it; it becomes just a question of time, our mind will go ahead and achieve it in reality. This is because every thought (e.g., poverty thought) is a cause and every condition (e.g., misery, unemployment, hunger, etc) is a result or effect.
Therefore, in order to change the condition (e.g., misery, unemployment, hunger, etc) we need, first, to change the thought (e.g., poverty thought), which created the condition (e.g., misery, unemployment, hunger, etc) in the first place. That is, change from thinking poverty thoughts (negative causes) to thinking wealth thoughts (positive causes). This Positive Change in our Thinking is important because we really become what we think about.
Unfortunately, in both Africa and my country Zambia, the predominant or the most frequent thought of most people is poverty or poor thinking and this is why there is more poverty people than wealth people in Africa. One important principle of the human mind is that the human mind transforms our predominant or the most frequent thoughts which we keep in our minds and meets with our feelings into their corresponding or equivalent physical reality. In other words;
“What we focus our thinking on most, we create, attract and become. Every thought is therefore a cause, and every condition an effect; for this reason it is absolutely essential that you control your thoughts so as to bring forth only desirable conditions. To change the effect you must change the cause.”
There is nothing in the entire universe that happens in a person’s life which never happened to that person, first, as a thought. Everything, positive or negative starts, first, as a thought in a person’s mind. This is why you cannot become anything positive which he or she has never thought about before. Every person’s life is an effect or result of that person’s past thinking. If that person’s past thinking was positive then that person’s present effect or result will be a positive condition. But if that persons past thinking was negative then that person’s present effect or result will be a negative condition. That’s why your future are the thoughts you think now.
This is why King Solomon in the Bible (Proverbs 4:23 and 23:7) and Buddha too advised that: “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts…” “What he thinks is what he really is.” “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
What the great majority number of Africans are lacking and behind of and what has made the great number to be experiencing miserable living is simply the ignorance of who they really are, meaning most Africans don’t know themselves that’s the reason they can’t believe and have confidence in themselves. The ignorance of not knowing how to think is what has made Majority of African Mind-Sets Underdeveloped as Rene Dumont in his book “False Start In Africa” said, “Africa problems can be summed up in one word: Underdevelopment.”And school-systems in Africa are pathetic and hell obsolete, school must facilitate constructive thinking that results in constructive living; but it’s system it’s still facilitating slavery in main Africans minds. To date, globally, school-system training is still facilitating slavery becoming in main people’s minds. Moreover, we go to school to become slaves, that’s why most students and people end up becoming employees. No one was born a slave, we are just programmed and forced to become; just notice this in early childhood, main kids are forced to go to school.
Great majority of African people including the governments are among the ones who are too negative, that’s why they are corrupt, and a government is a reflection of its citizens. One way of measuring government leadership is the caliber of its citizens in that country. What Africa needs now is a Mental Re-Education as the Ancient Greeks did a long time ago, in addition as what Mr. Gurdjeff said;
“The first reason for man’s inner slavery is his ignorance, and above all, his ignorance of himself. Without self-knowledge, without understanding the workings and function of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself, and he will always remain a slave, the plaything of forces acting upon him. This is why in all ancient teachings the first demand at the beginning of the way to liberation was to “Know Thyself.”
The greatest way forward for majority of African people is entrepreneurship way, and not waiting for the religion or government or getting a job, all these has been happening for centuries, decades, years, with all source of NGO’s along the way translated as “Negative Giving Organizations”, and nothing much has changed, and I don’t expect it will ever change for better if you expect it to make you better if your thoughts are still in ignorance of who you really are for your life.
Religion is not a tree, or a gun or God, religion is people, combination people’s thoughts that form that group you call religion, and if those people thought beliefs cannot make you live a happy successful lifestyle for yourself and others lives too, then what the Hell are you doing there? And at the end of the day, everything that happens to you will always get back to where it begun from, from your own thoughts, mind, choice and decisions.
It’s your life, your future and your responsibility. Get up your ass and create the good life you dream of. All your best my friend, I Maradona Chalwe.