Skip to main content

African Proverbs & Inspiration

Oh Ancestors! Guide Us With the Wisdom You All Left Behind.
Proverbs are like the scriptures of the Qur'an and bible. They guide us and give us strength when we are weak or may have lost track in life.No matter what country you go to in Africa, you will always hear words of wisdom, love, guidance, and morality spoken through proverbs.
African Proverbs and Inspirational Messages

Straight forward

"The way of Ifa (God) is straight. It doesn't deviate." That line comes from one of the sacred verses of Ifa. But in a broader sense it can also apply to your mission in life, your purpose. You've got to know what you're about and stick to it. Do not deviate. Don't look to the left, nor to the right. Don't get distracted by what others say or do. Their mission is not your mission; your mission is not theirs. The ancestors are asking you to be you. Spirit will honor you for being you. ~James Weeks/Across The King's River

Love One Another

Ancestral Guidance
"Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here...therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul." ~Anonymous

"Rain beats a leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots"~ Ashanti Proverbs
One thing people always try to do is change a person. This proverb is letting us know  that you cannot change anyone. You can only direct a person to change but you cannot force them to change no matter how many words you beat them down with. People change on their own.
"There can be no peace without understanding." ~ Senegalese proverb
Understanding a person feelings can take you and others far. Try to understand where someone is coming from before you harshly react, judge, and condemn that person.
"I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began." ~ Dr. John Henrik Clarke
 "Wealth, if you use it, comes to an end; learning, if you use it, increases." ~ Swahili Proverb

I get it, without money nothing can be obtained. If we become wealthy, we no longer have to struggle and can enjoy life. This is why we strive for wealth by working hard for jobs that will provide us with money. Well. money is not everything and will soon come to an end. Learning however increases and will bring understanding about life and God. Stop chasing after materials and begin to chase after knowledge.

Featured Post

Food For Thought: Nutritious Foods That Can Sharpen Cognition

Research conducted over the past years has produced exciting evidence that suggest certain nutrients; omega fatty acids and antioxidants, can improve cognitive function by regulating neurotransmitter pathways, synaptic transmission, signal-transduction, and other neural processes. With so much promising rewards, increase omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants in your diet.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids is vital for cognitive and behavioral function. This is because a type of omega-3 fatty acid known as docosa-hexaenoic acid (DHA), is a prominent component of our neuronal membrane. DHA facilitates synaptic plasticity resulting in enhanced cognitive abilities.

Years ago a study was conducted in Durham, United Kingdom to determine the effect of omega-3 acids in school children. For twelve months a group of children were placed on omega 3 supplements while another group was left deficient. The group that received the omega-3 supplements saw levels of improvement in school performance…

You Might Also Like...

Like us on Facebook