After attending the recent National Training Seminar in Illinois, it is clear that training and conditioning should be ongoing. When we are comfortable, we get slack. We should also encourage and provide opportunities for our young people to train.
I was listening to a podcast recently, and Dr. Joe Dispenza mentioned a London study that said the 12-15-year-olds of today have 20 percent less strength and 30 percent less endurance because of lack of training. If the youth of today have less endurance, imagine the condition of adults.
It is time to take our thinking and training to the “next level up” or in my case, get on a level of–regardless of age–“acting like a God and training like a soldier.”
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has always been an example for us. I was overjoyed to attend my first national training and also be in his presence. I am very thankful for the powerful line of workshops that Grand Master Abdul Azziz Muhammad and his wife, Sister Azzizah organized. They did an excellent job with this year’s conference and I encourage every member of the Nation to attend at least one conference.
The following are a few of the jewels of wisdom I received from the conference that I believe we could all benefit from:
Brother Supreme Captain Mustapha Farrakhan mentioned how the Minister never invalidates anyone. He said find ways to unify, eliminate excuses, and beg Allah (God) to remove fear from us.
Brother Celeritas Muhammad (martial artist and trainer) said, that your future is decided by who or what you believe and that we should “stop picking at a scab because it will take longer to heal.” He also mentioned the value of learning to do something yourself, because he hates having to wait or depend on someone else. Nevertheless, change your “should” into a “must.” Do not let yesterday take up today. “Remember it, learn from it and move on,” he said.
In the “Victim to Victor” session, Sister Tamiko Muhammad, who worked hard to reduce her weight mentioned how she said she wanted to “let go” of weight, not “lose weight,” because when we “lose” something, we tend to “find” it later (smile). She said we should identify our triggers and find other ways to deal with our emotions. We should all study and pray and surround ourselves with supportive people.
Dr. Patrice Muhammad stressed the value of getting a yearly physical from your doctor so that you are aware if you are in danger of high blood pressure, etc. High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because initially, there are no obvious symptoms, but a person may experience a headache. Our blood pressure needs to be regulated because having it can increase the chances of suffering a stroke.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said the Creator deposited a gift in each one of us. He said find you and be you. Without acknowledging our Creator, we limit our ability to grow. Being right is the prerequisite to greatness. (Check out J.S. Adams summary of the Minister’s points in the July 23 issue of The Final Call. It was an excellent summary).
This training has definitely made me want to “level up, step it up and stay prayed up.” Tomorrow is not promised, so make the most of today. Lastly, we can increase our abilities as soldiers if we “live right, think right, eat right and do right. You will not have to die to go to heaven to be like angels; you will be like them while you live” (How to Eat to Live, Book One, p. 44).
May Allah (God) bless us all with peace, health, wealth, love and happiness.
Audrey Muhammad is an aerobics instructor and the author of the new book, “How to Set Worthy Goals.” Inmates who would like to order the book, may send a check or money order for $10 to Get Fit To Live, P.O. Box 61402, Raleigh, NC , 27661 or visit: www.virtuetodaymag.com. Please consult a physician before beginning any new exercise or dietary program.