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Reflection on the International Black Summit 2014
Published on August 26, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Reflection on the International Black Summit 2014

By Abdulmajeed K. Nunez

When most Belizeans hear “black” they think about race
That jumps at you when you look at their face
Again some pre- judged the space in haste
The summit was about facilitators creating a space
So that I and my true self could sit face to face
The facilitators attended with grace
Helping us to explore how we interface
Searching and exploring how I be in that space
Pondering my life script and finding my place.

Fortunately the cosmos aligned it with Emancipation Day celebrated at UWI
As a summit we attended in solidarity
Folks again we were a part of history
I explored my authenticity and some of what there was to discover about the winner inside of me
I was able cut through the layers
To get to my triggers to see what they revealed about me
I explored what it would take to make me free
It was a space for self investigation, aligning myself with my vision
My vision for self, family and the nation
It was more than just academic discussion
Group interactions, I had to find myself in the summit declaration
It does not stop here it requires self dedication and giving myself permission
To be my true self and formulate my own definition

I rediscovered that I am authentic
My experiences are real, and I own it, I must not dismiss it
The flaws that I see in myself should not cause me to panic
I am a sum total of all my experiences
I need to take stock of my nuances
All my ups and downs, trials and tribulation, once I embrace them
Has reveals that I am my own best friend
They add to the richness of my ambiance, leading to this renaissance,
The richness of tapestry that makes me
I stand on the shoulders of giants that came before me
Continuing to set the foundation for the next generation will make me free

My fears, doubts, anger, disappointments
I had to block out the world and pay keen attention to each moment
Listening to what is my inner-self was telling me each second?
To what place or space am I being beckoned?
I must embrace them all so the impel me
I must open myself to experience their synergy
I am the scriptwriter, the architect, the orator of my own destiny
I have winner inside of me, I decided who, what, where I be
I am the role model that I seek
I am the master of my destiny
No excuses, I must open myself to exploring life’s lessons
I must become an activity living with nature in harmony
The International Black Summit was worth it for me
I now know what it will take to me free
It is and was all about me, I must be the change I want to see
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