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A RENDEVOUS WITH DESTINY: Discovering Peace During Chaos

By: Tequella Muhammad

Mother Tynetta Muhammad entitled one of her articles; "The Road to Paradise Begins with the Journey of the Heart and Listening to the Still Small Voice of God Within". It created a beautiful introductory to this blog. The deepness of this title pulling (from a published article in the Final Call newspaper) resonated with my soul.

I learned so much about myself over the past few years. My strengths, my weaknesses, some character flaws, as well as some powerful evolutionary periods. During these evolutionary moments, I realized I was passive aggressive, and at times prideful. Ego was a little too big for my body, and my anxiety levels were through the roof. My inconsistent multitasking procrastination was sinking an already sinking ship! Nevertheless, during these self-examination periods, I found myself questioning my motives and who I was.

One thing I recognized was my lack of love of self. And with that, it meant that I did not DEEPLY hold the ability to genuinely love others. So, that had to change.

I wrestled with this for a prolonged period.

Looking back at choices, childhood, and past relationships. Thinking about things I could have done differently if given the opportunity. I knew it had to start with me, viewing myself, others, and things with a proper viewing. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan talked about this in his book Closing the Gap.

He said:

" What we bring to whatever we look at is what gives us our perception of that which we are looking at. Knowledge influences perception. However, if we do not know what we are looking at, then, the perception we have of that at which we are looking is not as full or complete as it could be, or would be, if only we had knowledge and further understanding.