“A man without knowledge of himself and his heritage is like a tree without roots.”
Comedian and Activist, Dick Gregory
Your action for today is to think about something about your grandparents’ life that has had an impact in your life.
“A person who is demanding proof and trying to obtain conviction is playing a game of pretense that is above all pretense. Because from the first moment you decided to be, the next instant you asked for a conviction that you were.
“And of course, a conviction that you existed, coming exteriorly from yourself, was antipathetic to your best interest. And so we get the first instant of conviction that you were you—that was yours—but then you asked to be convinced that you were.
“And back and forth, straight down the interwoven track of aberration and down Tone Scale, it is simply this play of ‘Let’s pretend I am convinced’ instead of ‘Let’s pretend I know.’
“If you grasp that principle by itself, you will understand, perhaps for the first time, what is meant by ‘knowingness.’”