It remains your responsibility to seek for the sound of your own drums, to create the sound of your music, to follow that beat and to thrive in it.
Especially in a world that can too easily drown the beat of your drums, or over power it with noises of jealousy, of competition, of pride, of laziness, know your beat well enough to know when to carry you through.
The Art of Authenticity is about your living in the consciousness of your beat; your walking and living in the fullness of who you were created to be.
In this video, I discuss why it’s so important for us to recognize that we are special, that are unique, that we are indeed authentic. In living authentically, we open ourselves to discover and cultivate the unique abilities that each and every single one of us was born with.
Beyond passionately fulfilling my everyday work responsibilities, and working on my dissertation, I enjoy daydreaming, writing to do lists on sticky notes, and skittishly studying French. I spend most of my spare time in church activities, catching up on some leisure and academic reading, hanging with friends, watching garbage TV shows, reflecting on running, reading a plethora off beat blogs, sewing, attempting to paint, writing poetry, public speaking and writing on this blog.
The purpose of Unraveling the Mind is to inspire and motivate those who hungrily want to lead passionate and purpose-driven lives that are evidenced by both personal and societal development.
Eleanor T. Khonje, Blogger and Public Speaker
Born in Malawi, and raised in England, Alabama, and Texas, whilst currently residing in Geneva, I am a graduate of The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva with a Masters in Development Studies and a doctoral candidate in the school of Social Sciences and Politics at The University of Lausanne. A Christian, a committed feminist, a critical thinker, and a pan-Africanist at heart, I engage with my academic, social commentary, and creative work using these approaches.
TEDx Talk: It’s not just Africa, or Africans, that need help