Ogbe saw death and ran
Bad things are uncommon
Uncommon One cast divination for the leopard
The leopard said he would not be common
If he becomes three in the bush all the animals would run
The leopard offered k'eleku cloth
Don't you see how beautiful the leopard looks?
But his character is not welcoming
The leopard's eyes give one concern
The leopard's character is appalling
The leopard used beautiful clothes for the offering
The leopard's skin is more beautiful than any other animal
It is the leopard's character that dissuades us from following him
- Holy Odu OgbeSa
Sometimes, solitude is the price you pay for success. Of course, this is not the ideal, nor even the standard for all to follow. But for some, there is an inevitable truth coded into their destinies. They will never belong to a pack. Perhaps it is their predatory nature, or their extreme independence. Whatever the case may be, such people will have to content themselves with a few, choice relationships, which complement an otherwise prolific and expansive career.
It is important, however, to note that the leopard types, who are beautiful to behold, but impossible to live with, are not doomed to total isolation or loneliness. You can - and should - cultivate deep and meaningful relationships with people who are capable of understanding you and who appreciate the dynamics endemic to partnering with you. Learn to accept yourself and it will be easier for others to do the same. Live the medicine!
Obafemi Origunwa, MA | www.ObafemiO.com