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Yinmu

Coming to this space to share some reflections.

Yin mu is a yoruba phrase which means to literarily roll one’s nose. When someone ’yin mus’ they do so mostly because they are disgusted, you know, the way you’d roll your eyes if you are irritated with someone?- well, it’s the same for yin mu. Instead of the eye roll, you’d do a nose roll.

It occurred to me today why people yin mu. You want to know why?

People yinmu because their noses can smell BS – for some, they can smell it from afar; for others, the BS has to be at the tip of their nostrils in order to smell it. But whichever way, when BS is smelt, BS is smelt

The problem with bullshit though is that it is what it is: SHIT, and you and I both know that shit has a stench. So when you and I are fed with shit stench, our noses naturally do what it is supposed to do which is is to roll up.. then down .. then, side to side… in a bid to get rid of the stench.

And that, people, is why people Yinmu

And the older you get, the more you’d Yinmu because you see, the years of living in this world will teach you what is bull shit and what is authentic.

in fact, this is the reason why the older you get, the quieter you become when you come across bullshit. You see, when the stench comes your way, you clam up your mouth for fear of the smell entering your body through the oral route. This is why you see many elders quiet. It’s not because they are naturally quiet; its because they don’t want to increase their chances of being suffocated by the stench of BS.

And that’s it for today and perhaps for another long while folks.

Stay blessed. Stay out of the bullshit

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Exposed!

A friend shared this with me today. It was written by a young woman in NYC💝

We’ve all been exposed.

Corona is exposing us.

Exposing our weak sides.

Exposing our dark sides.

Exposing what normally lays far beneath the surface of our souls,

hidden by the invisible masks we wear.

Now exposed by the paper masks we can’t hide far enough behind.

Corona is exposing our addiction to comfort.

Our obsession with control.

Our compulsion to hoard.

Our protection of self.

Corona is peeling back our layers.

Tearing down our walls.

Revealing our illusions.

Leveling our best-laid plans.

Corona is exposing the gods we worship:

Our health

Our hurry

Our sense of security.

Our favorite lies

Our secret lusts

Our misplaced trust.

Corona is calling everything into question:

What is the church without a building?

What is my worth without an income?

How do we plan without certainty?

How do we love despite risk?

Corona is exposing me.

My mindless numbing

My endless scrolling

My careless words

My fragile nerves.

We’ve all been exposed.

Our junk laid bare.

Our fears made known.

The band-aid torn.

The masquerade done.

So what now? What’s left?

Clean hands

Clear eyes

Tender hearts.

What Corona reveals, God can heal.

Come Lord Jesus.

Have mercy on us.

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Entry 8: I don’t know you

It’s all well and good that you know his name. After all he is an indiscrimanate Blesser. But the real question is this: Does He know you? Does He know your name?

Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

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