Believe What You Like But Know What You Must

People are free to be consumed with contemplating their existence, their origins, the origins of the universe, supreme beings, controllers of destiny or anything else. But solving "the Great Mystery" is neither a requirement of being Ohnkwe Ohnwe nor does it provide a path to righteousness. I maintain that spirituality does not require faith or the leaps that faith requires but rather awareness. If it helps to believe that "God has a plan" and we just must have faith that "He" knows what "He" is doing, then walk that path. My interest is in taking the mystery out of life by pointing to the obvious that is ignored everyday in the midst of fanatical ideology and the sometimes not too subtle influences of promoting beliefs over knowledge. I have said it before: “beliefs are what you are told, knowledge is what you experience”. I support a culture that prepares us to receive knowledge and to live a life with purpose. I am certainly not suggesting there is only one way to do that.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Making A Visible Impact Magazine Hits Stores Today



MAVI Magazine is in distribution starting today. By next week most Native retailers should have it available. The magazine is free as is the conversation and thought we hope it stirs. Articles from Native Pride will be featured as well as features from other contributors. The magazine's website, mavimag.com will feature additional articles, photos and information. Readers can submit comments and photos for future issues and to be featured on the website. Ask the retailers in your community for MAVI Magazine.

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