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Inner Being African Proverbs

Who sits in a well to observe the sky does not see very much - Inner Being African Proverb

Who sits in a well to observe the sky does not see very much - Inner Being African Proverb

The energetic force of the inner self uses hurts, pains and betrayals to the inner child as food to grow and form a healthy adult character. Inner self is the true internal identity tuned into the emotional and spiritual essential nature of one's self able to forge a whole healthy being from damaged parts. 

Inner Being African Proverb - Who knows the truth is not equal to those who live it.


Inner Being African Proverbs.

Who knows the truth is not equal to those who live it.

Though the left hand conquers the right no advantage is gained.

When fingers start scratching the thumb follows along.

When a large vessel has opened a way it is easy for a small one to follow.

What the ear hears is not like what the eye sees.

The light of all the stars is not equal to that of the moon.

Those who know when they have enough are rich.

Though the left hand conquers the right no advantage is gained.


The inner self is connected to the undivided individual aware of the character of the irrational and rational mind, merging the two into a focused, confident, forward-looking entity.

Inner Being African Proverbs.

A fall does not hurt those who fly low.

Those who reap maize sow maize and beans who sow beans.

There is no elbow that bends outwards.

Those nearest the fire are soonest warmed.

Who sits in a well to observe the sky does not see very much.

The loftiest towers rise from the ground.

One foot cannot stand on two boats.

Those nearest the fire are soonest warmed.

The deepest aspects of human nature if the inner self is not embraced, cared for and meaningful time spent with causes the outer public self to become messy, muddy and disorderly. African proverbs teach that if the inner self is neglected, the outer self creates a chaotic inner and outer world for the individual and the community as a whole.

Inner Being African Proverbs.

Who stands still in mud sinks in it.

When the rain stops, the garden becomes dry.

A single scrap of spoiled meat taints the whole meal.

Vice is an outward act whose payment is misery.

Those who live near water know the nature of stormy seas.

An undisciplined wind does not continue for long nor a deluge of rain outlast the day.


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