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“You will free yourself when you learn to be neutral and follow the instructions of your heart without letting things perturb you. This is the way of Maat.” — African Proverb
The way of Maat is Self-Discipline, Self-Worth and Self-Knowledge or, for short, Self-Mastery. The Passive-Aggressive, those who say “Whatever” to dismiss conversation, or “I’ll do it soon” without any intent to act, or “Who said I was mad?” when they are being spiteful or vindictive, katha wa katha (kwk) are Individuals who choose to walk the way of Isfet, the path opposite Maat’s. They are not neutral, they do not follow the instructions of their hearts, and they let things perturb them. The African Solution to Passive-Aggression is Active-Submission to Maat. For the masses of Africans whom are Passive-Aggressive, this article is a necessary read for turning our Individual, Familial, Communal, National and Racial lives around. It begins with us. Please donate and please share.
Active Submission: An African Solution for Passive-Aggressive Africans
By Onitaset Kumat
In lieu of the Passive-Aggressive problem, I propose Active-Submission.
Passive-Aggression is a European Behaviorism stemming from Spiritual Ignorance and in an African context would moreso be “Active-Submission to Aggression” or “Active-Submission to Isfet” where Isfet is Maat’s counterpart of disorder, chaos and imbalance (Maat being the spirit of order, harmony and balance.) The Passively-Aggressive tend to be easily perturbed (disturbed, bothered, angered, kwk) and in response to the perturbation, the Passive-Aggressive tirelessly and surreptitiously attempts to perturb her perceived aggressor. Anyone who finds herself perturbed by family members or her home life on a daily basis is Passive-Aggressive and is hurting the people she loves. Her solace will only come through Active-Submission to Maat.
Active-Submission to Maat or “Active-Submission” is a recognition that within every situation of our life are two polarities (or spirits or energies): Maat and Isfet. Maat seeks order, harmony, and balance; Isfet seeks disorder, chaos, and imbalance. Through Maat one does what the Ancestors and Ankobia (the honourable living) want one to do; through Isfet one does what one’s enemies’ want. Whatever actions we take, we submit to one of these two polarities. Active-Submission to Maat is characterized by not being perturbed and remaining vigilant against Isfet while maintaining Maat’s composure. It is the height of social behavior, or Self-Mastery, which even the writer struggles to attain from time to time.
In truth, most Occidental (Europeanized) Africans are Passive-Aggressive (Actively-Submissive to Isfet). The few Actively-Submissive (Actively-Submissive to Maat) Africans have their work cut out for them. The only step to Active-Submission is Self-Mastery. It’s upon the reader to recognize that the Individual is the Microcosm of the Family; the Family, the Microcosm of the Community; the Community, the Nation; the Nation, the Race. Self-Mastery is a composition of Self-Discipline, Self-Worth and Self-Knowledge. In the context of Active-Submission, Self-Discipline, or Political Self-Mastery, restrains an Individual from opposing Maat or supporting Isfet. Self-Worth, or Economical Self-Mastery, inspires an Individual to forgive perceived perturbations and forgo perturbing perceived aggressors. Self-Knowledge, or Cultural Self-Mastery, defines Maat and an Individual’s alignment to or Role for Maat. Through Self-Discipline, one is more vigilant for Maat; through Self-Worth, one is less perturbed; and through Self-Knowledge, one strays less from Maat. One can use this description to assess one’s own deficit in Self-Mastery: Are you vigilant against Chaos? Are you easily perturbed? Do you stray from your responsibilities?
Ultimately, Self-Mastery translates into an Individual Actively Submissive to Maat and thereby an Individual which accept one’s family members and home life as is and recognizes that the Ancestors purposely gave her, her family for Self-Mastery. The Actively-Submissive welcomes one’s relatives and recognizes his or her mutual roles with those relations. Whereas the Passive-Aggressive disassociates herself from or attempts to perturb her Father, Sister, Husband, kwk; the Actively-Submissive, in deference to Maat, is a Daughter to her Father, a Sister to her Sister and a Wife to her Husband, giving to each the respect and love owed each by merit of Ancestral Will.
This Self-Mastery, accomplished on the Individual level and proven on the Familial level, allows for Communal, National and Racial participation that supports Maat rather than Isfet. It is impractical to expect positive Communal, National or Racial lives where the leading Individuals perceive their Familial lives as negative. A century ago, John Edward Bruce instructed “The Starting Point in the Making of a Race is the Home.” Centuries earlier the Wisdom was the same. It’s upon us as Africans to ascend to Self-Mastery through the aid of our respective Families. Our home lives are often chaotic or in the spirit of Isfet, no doubt. Our relatives are Passive-Aggressive or out of their African minds, true. Our family leadership is very confused, absolutely. Yet when we rise above this battlefield the victor, we prepare ourselves for the war. As our proverb goes, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” Self-Mastered Africans are among the strongest beings in the Universe. If your family does not sit right with you, seek Self-Mastery.
Afterward, please contact the African Blood Siblings, mentioning “Self-Mastery.”