During my matriculation in the Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc. I have noticed that we have a vast, controversial, glorious, and grim and I am quite sure there are many more words to describe the past history of the Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc. The history of our movement should not be viewed in a way that we as members hold malicious feelings or thought’s or even hold arguments over what has happened and who did what or who has failed to do what. Our history should be viewed as a ways and means for us to come together and hold fruitful discussions of our history, in order to do this we as members have to practice “Emotional Intelligence.” What exactly is “Emotional Intelligence (EI)”; it is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of your-self. In this instance I would imagine your lower-self or the negative aspects of your lower-self. (EI) is also the ability to objectively view your emotions as useful sources of information that help you to make sense of and navigate the social environment in regard to dealing with members of other Temples.
How “Emotionally Intelligent” are you ; do I have the ability to process information of an emotional nature and in their ability to relate emotional processing to a wider cognition or is this ability manifested as ill adaptive behaviors such as i.e. (“I have the True Foundation”, “The Prophet did not bring that” etc.) Do I have the ability to harness my emotions to facilitate various cognitive activities, such as thinking and problem solving? The emotionally intelligent person can capitalize fully upon his or her changing moods in order to best fit the task at hand. Do I have the ability to comprehend emotion language and to appreciate complicated relationships among emotions? For example, understanding emotions encompasses the ability to be sensitive to slight variations between emotions, and the ability to recognize and describe how emotions evolve over time. Do I have the ability to regulate emotions in both ourselves and in others? Therefore, the emotionally intelligent person can harness emotions, even negative ones, and manage them to achieve intended goals.
Do I possess the ability to know my own emotions, strengths, weaknesses, drives, values and goals and recognize their impact on others while using gut feelings to guide decisions? Can and am I willing to control or redirect my disruptive emotions and impulses and adapting to changing circumstances. Am I willing to managing relationships to move people in the desired direction? Can I considering other people’s feelings especially when making decisions. Am I being driven to achieve for the sake of achievement for the betterment and change of the Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc.
As members of the Moorish Science Temple of America we have to begin to practice and teach such principles which are further extensions of our five highest principles known to man. As opposes to just performing social action we will see the Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc move forward into community building activities. Community change take place by taking action. So I am inclined to think there are certain conditions must be present and I do declare they are present within the Community and Corporate culture of the Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc.
Indicators of Community Change
1.Tension between current discomfort with the present situation and attraction to a new situation.
(From Disunity to Unity)
2. Belief in the possibility that action will produce a successful outcome.
(Trek Trough Time, Moorish Unity Summit, Moorish Census)
3. Recognition of a course of Action
(Moorish Unity Summit, Operation Proclamation, Moorish Census )
4.Sufficient credibility of the organizers of the effort, validity of the issue and sustainability of the organization.
5.Sufficient degree of emotion.
(Dis-satisfaction of the General Membership of the Respective Temples)
Let us now take the time and examine our degree of “Emotional Intelligence (EI) so that we may move forward; in moving forward to developing a better Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc. Let us recognize and realize that the true body of principles and practices used by scholars to make their claims about the Moorish world as valid and trustworthy as possible, and to make them known to the Moorish scholarly public, members and the public in general. It is by these methods that systemically advance the teachings, research, and practice of a given scholarly or academic field of study through rigorous inquiry. Scholarship is noted by its significance to its particular profession, is creative, can be documented, can be replicated or elaborated, and can be and is peer-reviewed through various methods. Therefore it is very important for us as Moorish Scientist to cultivate and practice these principles to unify, develop, enhance and advance the Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc. as a community, organization and Nation.