WHAT’S ON YOUR INSIDE?

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Meet Adebukola , soon to be Mrs…. *grinning*…… (That’s for another day). ‘Bukola is my colleague at work. I don’t know her for too many things but this much I know. There is a particular thing she does, she is so passionate about it she needs no encouragement. I am sure you are dying to know… BATIK!

Don’t tell me you don’t know anything about BATIK….Ok, ok! I will tell you. Take a ride with me. The word ‘BATIK’ is thought to be derived from the word ‘AMBATIK’ which means ‘a cloth with little dots’. The suffix ‘TIK’ means ‘little dot, a drop, point or to make dots’.

BATIK originates from Javanese word ‘TRITIK ’which describes a resist for dying where the patterns are reserved on textiles by tying and sewing areas prior to dying, similar to tie die techniques…
Batik is an art and a craft. It is simply the art of decorating using wax and dye. Batik is part of an ancient tradition and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is from Java, Indonesia where it has been practiced for centuries.

Hmmm! Lol, did you just take a deep breath? ….. Like, ‘that’s some history’. Hehehe! History is good o! Anyway, this is what I am driving at, you don’t have to do everything to be famous, you don’t need to be any other person to thrive. All you need to do is to get on your inside and find out what makes you tick. There is something that creates sparks within you and there is something that makes bubbles in your belly. There something that brightens your face like sunrise. There is something that you are happy to do even when you are tired and fagged out. That thing you do in spite of the raging storm. That thing that gives you satisfaction, it gives you joy. It puts a smile at the corner of your lips at the close of day. That is it! ….. That is your purpose. That is the tool God has given you to influence your world.

At times a gift may seem insignificant, don’t despise it … if you do…you will keep wandering on earth like a misfit; you will keep asking the question ‘why are things not working or why do I feel unfulfilled’? That small insignificant gift or endowment or talent is your tool for breakthrough.

Adebukola Oyedemi is the CEO of ‘Amoke Aladire Asiko’, she is to me not many things, but this part of her opens up some other aspects of life to me…she invariably teaches me discipline, creativity, patience, consistency, resilience and entrepreneurship…

It is either of two things, it is either you are inspired by this write-up, to go on your knees and ask God for clarity as to what it is He’s placed on your inside, do a soul search or you are interested in patronizing my friend, Bukola … Maybe you want learn or buy some of her art work displayed below. Do not fret; you can reach her via this contact.

Company: Amoke Aladire Asiko

Mobile: 0803 839 9397; 0818 279 4225

Email: bukyem29@yahoo.com

God is the custodian of purpose; Give your life a meaning!

Omidanjesu!

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Just ME!

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I hate routines, it smells too…I like change. I mean that’s why we have white rice, jollof rice, fried rice, coconut rice, Chinese rice…Routines are like stagnant water to me, it stinks and makes me want to puke. I know I have to produce result and not give reasons but I don’t like to do the same thing, the same time, the same way. It’s boring!

I don’t pray at the same time, same way and say same things every day. Since prayer is communication and it is important for me to pray, I apply all forms of communication. Sometimes I do the listening while I lie down, sit up or do house chores. I end up having one of d best ‘time outs’ with big dad. But when I fix a specific time to carry out a specific task that has to be done daily, weekly, or monthly, arggghhhh …I have never seen anyone as inconsistent as ME during this time.

I like to read novels more than motivational or inspirational books. If it’s d latter, I get stuck or it takes longer time to finish. But stories, hmmn! Stories keep me alive, open my mind, make me see beyond my nose, stories make issues, situations, circumstances of life vivid to me. I get inspired, renewed and ALIVE each time I read a novel. Now, get me right, I don’t just read anything. I read write-ups, short stories, articles and novels orchestrated towards my belief, values, and life goals.

I have tried to do stuffs like others. I have also tried to do things like those who have  inspired me overtime, I tried some of their routines and schedules but guess what… I always just fall flat like dough that’s lost its potential to rise.

I like to talk too …*grinning*… PRODUCTIVELY! But I like to sit and talk with individuals, two or maximum of three people per time. I don’t like to talk to people or to a large crowd. I am not saying I will never do that…but I enjoy one on one conversation. I like conversations that stimulate deeper relationships. When I have such opportunities I feel sparks on my inside. I want to do everything to see my audience of one leave excited, inspired and renewed. I want to say things that will make that person ruminate once in silence. My power is in simple words and my focus is to inspire.

I am comfortable with ME; I am relaxed in my very skin. I love to be ME and I remain ME. I can only be a better ME. I will never be ANYBODY!

As I write, I am making up my mind the more, I choose to be me, to explore my gifts and endowment. Importantly, to stick with the Potter…He made ME; He will teach me how to be me in accordance to purpose … That’s just ME!

What about you? Who are you?
Talk to God, He’s got the blue print!

Omidanjesu!