If you pursue a vision long enough you'll realize that your vision is not really about you. It's about how you can best serve humanity. Coming to this realization is one of the best things that can happen to us. The worse thing that can happen? Not coming to this realization – never understanding who we are and how we can serve.
My son Malcolm, swimming during our first trip to Nigeria, West Africa
Humility comes when we recognize the gifts that others have to offer. Indeed, so many people have helped shape the vision that we call “Across The King's River” that I no longer think of it as my vision (if it ever was). I think of myself as a “ripple in a wave.” A wave that has assumed a life force of its own. I'm waiting to see where the wave wants to take us.
Allow yourself to be swept away by that which you envision.
“Aboru Aboye” means “may the sacrifice be accepted”. That's how we often greet each other in the Yoruba spiritual tradition. As I launch the first blog in support of Across The King's River, I give thanks to the ancestors, the orisas and the elders in Africa who work hard night and day to bring this visionary film to you.
I sometimes say that we're not working on a film – we're really working on a gift. One of the goals of this film is to inspire you to follow through on your vision. We will not back down from this. Not now, not ever. We know that visions enable people to live again. Let there be no doubt about this.
Indeed, as we say on the home page for Across The King's River. “The Vision is Ready When You Are!” But are you ready? Best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant says you must be ready for your voice when it comes.