Building our own

01/10/19 – Random thoughts and reflections.
For the past two months, I have been following the inspiring stories of hardworking ordinary Zambian men and women who have been resilient, focused, determined with unshakable conviction and resolve to build their own homes, houses and dwelling places.
Through several FaceBook Pages dubbed Building My Own and Building My Own (Zambia), Citizens have been consulting, admiring, giving advise, encouraging one another on the whole range of topics pertaining to acquiring land, architectural plans, floor plans, brick layers, foundations, windows, building materials, colours, plumbing, sunken lounges and hidden roofs, cost of building, bills of Quantities, services and materials like cement, stones, glass, aluminium, doors, fittings etc. Visiting those pages, makes one realize that Zambians are serious about life away from Politics and Religion. That is the way it should be. Forward looking and securing one’s future. Not ukunwina shonse.

To all those colleagues who are busy on various Projects and Assignments in all areas of Human Endeavour, let me just encourage you and say “It always seems impossible until it is done” – Nelson Madiba Mandela and I are on the same page.

Do not get stuck, obsessed or stopped by the need to get it done. Just get it done. Stay away from doubting, wondering or questioning your every move. Just get it done. Take care of the work that is in front of you. Let others take care of the other things. Save whatever will come later, for later, letting go of any concern about what has happened, or what will happen, what might happen or could happen. Concern yourself fully right now with what you are doing right now.

Everyone gets dumped and everyone gets hurt and there’s karma to love in regards to what you’ve done to other people. – Marina and the Diamonds said.

Project a powerful force field around yourself with intention as its energy source. Let it repel all doubt, fear, anger, discouragement, distraction and disillusion, for you have great work to do. In the task at hand is your opportunity to make a valuable positive difference. Do it, and do it well. Go with what you have, from where you are, with the powerful passion of authentic purpose. And you can end up anywhere you choose.

Things don’t just happen in this world of arising and passing away. We don’t live in some kind of crazy, accidental universe. Things happen according to certain laws, laws of nature, which teaches us that as a certain seed gets planted, so will that fruit be. Sharon Salzberg added to encourage all of us.

This moment is here, the situation is as it is, so go with it. Your best option is to adopt a positive, enthusiastic attitude, and to move forward with what you have.

Wishing elections were in 2020 instead of 2021, complaining about Load Shedding, blaming ZESCO, and harbouring resentment against Ichipani and GRZ won’t do much other than waste your time.
Instead, use that time to use what’s available to you and make things better. There’s much to distract you, and it’s easy to make perfectly reasonable excuses out of those distractions. Yet you can choose instead to focus on the task at hand, using your diligent efforts to create what you desire from what you have.
Stay well and be blessed Folks – KEKK-10.01

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