Why I practice critical thinking?

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When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.”
― Anaïs Nin

You wake up, begin your morning rituals, commute to work, plough through your tasks and eventually retreat to your nesting place. To some this is satisfactory as it provides stability, regulairty and the comfort of a fixed routine. While to others, it is perceived as monotonous, unexcitable and spiritually exhausting. So, what’s the solution? How will you extract yourself from the dogmas of the matrix? Get yourself a daily dose of critical thinking.

Since the moment we began our contact with the external world, we were fuelled by our inquisitive nature. Infants explore their alien surroundings, deciphering the abstract forms they  come across and deliberating how much more they can explore; our innate nature to seek knowledge. Unfortunately, the system that is currently in place puts a cap on our conscious expansion and we conform to the blueprint they set out for us. These restrictions have lead to the numbing of our consciousness and the fear of questioning the ‘norm‘. Robert Anthony quoted that “the opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity“, therefore it is not surprising to see why so many choose to comply; the fear of rebellion is a greater risk.

You are an infinite being of consciousness; a vessel of intangible power. 

It is within you to view the world critically, to question the taboo and approach that which is unapproachable. Indoctrinate yourself with love, humility and defiance against repelling forces. Pause from your daily duties and diverge yourself in a question, perhaps you will never find an answer. That question branches out into veins of subquestions and tantalising curiosity; you are unlocking your consciousness.  Begin to network with those who exchange your energy and witness the evolution of your knowledge. Critical thinking gives you the platform to enhance your mind and spirit, it is activating what is already within you and assess the concept of ‘certainty’.

 

“You don’t owe prettiness to anyone” – Diana Vreeland

I love the form of a naked women, nothing vibrates raw beauty like nudity; the most natural form of divinity. However the socio-evolution of nakedness and sex has reached a critical point.

The spirituality that surrounds sex has overtime been gradually replaced by a fame ridden euphoria, the delicate poetry behind the naked body has been distorted by the monopolists for a profitable reward. Where do we see this? Look around you, absorb every minute detail and you will begin to unravel the tightly woven fabric; the thread is loose. The realm of celebrities is a vast one, covering every aspect of our daily lives from what to wear to what to eat, but the central point always comes back to one crucial aspect – Aesthetics. The social pressure that burdens women today to consistently maintain their appearance is phenomenal, the attack is imminent from every corner. However what is more outstanding is the method in which this is deployed, I have come to the understanding that in order for me, a young women, to get any social credibility I must be in position to either twerk my booty in a skimpy thongkini or feature in an amateur sex tape with terrible lighting. Now naturally there will be some responses to this, ‘its my body I can do whatever I want‘ or my personal favourite ‘we don’t live in the dark ages anymore, women are entitled to freedom of expression ‘.

I applaud these statements, a woman who voluntarily chooses to wear the veal is no different to a woman who actively chooses to wear a mini skirt, but let me illustrate the concept of my concern. As mentioned earlier nudity is a majestic form, but due to the mutations of mainstream media female nudity has been modified into a soulless object. This is an insult to our freedom of expression, how can I be taken seriously if all I’m doing throughout a rap music video is sliding down pole and being reffered to as ‘that bitch I just fucked’? I do not condole the likes of the Kardashians, the silicon pumped strippers and talentless musicians who aspire to achieve greatness merely through the sexulization of their bodies. I do not support the endorsement of books such as ‘How to be bad bitch‘ a destructive guide on setting up young girls for failure. I will not consolidate with matters that spring up from mind numbing celebrity magazines that fixate millions of women on frivolous matters. My confidence lies in the certainty that I am a creation of both body and intellect; I intend to utilise both.

From Harriet Tubman right through to Aung San Suu Kyi, we have seen these women actively fight adversity and injustice and it is their resilient nature, stemmed from their intellect and grace, that has awarded them with the title of revolutionary women. I welcome my sisters to partake in this journey, your mind is an untapped well of abundant wisdom and power. You have the potential to librate yourself and those who surround you, simply by beginning your journey of self-love. That is what it ultimately comes down to, self-love. Remove the falsified theories that your body is a gateway of success instead celebrate your intelligence, tease people with your wisdom and become the graceful woman that you are. I want you to redefine the standards of a ‘bad bitch‘, begin to indulge in activities that stimulate your mind this is a revolutionary step into re-establishing your womanhood.

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“It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman Phenomenally.” ― Maya Angelou