Free Spirit

The Power of Association

I find it interesting how children speak a language fluently without learning it formally. Language is not determined by ancestry and rather by exposure. 

It reminds me of a conversation I overheard from a phone booth at Heathrow airport, a few decades ago. I had no doubt it was a Yoruba man speaking, I could not miss my native language intonation et al.

Alas! As I drew nearer the booth the man was Caucasian with black straight hair. I wiped my eyes quickly, aware of the build up of activities to my trip, thinking I must be tired. This man spoke better Yoruba than many Yoruba people I know, even gesticulating like “we” do! 

The Power of Association rang home. I could not help but appreciate hiw exposure determines who we become! Years later I have seen more of this, I daresay not as shocking as this man at Heathrow. 

The language I speak so fluently today is what I was exposed to, not that which I learnt formally. Whilst skills, behaviours, language may be formally learnt, there is so much more learnt informally. The power of exposure cannot be undermined. Determine who you would like to be and associate with like minded people. No one going North follows a Southbound crowd.

No one going North follows a Southbound crowd! 

Associate with people that align with your dreams! 

Let your assignment determine your alignment! 

By Wonuola

It looked like the perfect dream, living on acres of lush green pastures, evening walks on the farm inhaling fresh clean air, watching sunrise and sunset untainted with man's interference! The scenes started to change like a movie fast forwarded and precious moments seemed uncaptured till quickly gone, never to return. I started learning to cherish life, the greatest gift above all things! I needed more, so I sought the source and got to know it came from Love and with it was always freedom! The rapidly changing scenes, with years speeding by, have been stormy and sometimes still, bright and grey, with highs and low! I have found meaningful living is not determined by circumstances, but rather by what goes on within. The fuel in the heart powers the body, its activities and interactions. Love gives life and powers living. Embracing freedom enables meaningful living and beautiful expressions of life. I remain passionate about a journey with life, love and liberty and hopefully encouraging others to do the same, living purposefully and leading in love by liberty. #LoveLifeLiberty

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