RASTA TIMES - Thinking is not easy
Rasta Times
Historical Views
Rasta Reasonings
· World Watch
· Reasonings
· Features

· Map of Africa
· African Links
· Leslie
· Tyehimba
· Ayanna
· Kelani
· Rootsie
· Books
· RootsWomen
· Trini News
· TriniView
· USCrusade
· World News
· General Links

· Homepage
· Articles
· Africa
· News Weblog
· Black History
· Marcus Garvey
· Poetry
· Forum
· Chat Rooms
· WWW Links

· Interactive
· Rasta Guidance
· Rastafari Page.
· Reasoning Arc.
· Rasta Roots
· Archive
· Selassie
· Submit News
· Surveys
· Forums
· Gallery
· Board
· Amazon


Thinking is not easy
Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2003

by Ayinde, Apr 9th, 2003

Free people think well because they have no attachment to matter and allow ideas to roam freely in their mind without trying to possess them.

Real thinking is done when one is not fixating on anything so that what is important in the moment can rise to the surface of one's mind. However this comes after extensive work on oneself until one is free from the fetters of day-to-day follies and can 'WORK'.

Real work is different from a regular job or remedial task. Real work is only the things one does to the best of his or her ability. But that too is not as simple as it sounds as to work well one must be able to drop physical and mental distractions to focus on the task/s at hand.

Working with plants help in this area but one must learn to live in this peaceful state in any environment so one is always in touch with the inner higher self. In this state one is always thinking although one is not focused on anything. In this state one is always peaceful and thoughtful.

Response by IanI

Ah yes, Ayinde!

To find the state of peacefullness and thoughtfullness!
Truely not an easy thing to accomplish.
But certainly the most important thing to strive for.
Physical and mental distractions abound... and I see it more and more in a world where the television and the radio are a constant.
Noise is another distraction that many no realize. Just noise from things like electronic instruments such as refridgerator or AC unit. And also from motorcar and airplane and lawnmower and all them things that many take for granted. Them a used to the noise and do not realize the distraction. but it a there.
For many 'real thinking' is too much trouble. Too much of a task. Is easier to just repeat what them hear pon TV or radio and not have to study or examine on their own.
And to meditate and shut off the constant babble is also too much of a task. So many give up.
I usually suggest that those that wish to be in touch with them inner higher self find a natural place with quietness. And once them get in touch and learn to be in touch... then go into the world and one will stay in touch. For some I know this is impossible... so the task will be a bit more difficult. But to surround youself with plants and find the time everyday to watch the sky...
these things help ones attain that state of peacefullness and thoughtfullness.
Real thinking...
yes I.

IanI Rastafari
Guidance and protection

Continue this reasoning here...

Print Printer friendly version
Email page Send page by E-Mail

Homepage | Reasonings | Features | Forums | Interactive

Journey to Rasta


Two Thousand Seasons (African Writers Series)
Two Thousand Seasons (African Writers Series)

by Ayi Kwei Armah

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller
The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller

Chanting Down Babylon: The Rastafari Reader by Nathaniel Samuel Murrell
Chanting Down Babylon: The Rastafari Reader by Nathaniel Samuel Murrell (Editor), William D. Spencer, Adrian Anthony McFarlane

Lords of Poverty by Graham Hancock
Lords of Poverty: The Power, Prestige, and Corruption of the International Aid Business by Graham Hancock

No Woman No Cry by Rita Marley, Hettie Jones
No Woman No Cry by Rita Marley, Hettie Jones


Raceandhistory.com | Howcomyoucom.com | Trinicenter.com | Rastafari Speaks
Another 100% non-profit Website serving poorly represented communities.

Copyright © 2001-2009 RastafariTimes.com
Back to top