Sebenni ni Taama, the name of my blog literally means writing and travelling in Bambara/Malinké a language spoken across West Africa, where I am from. I absolutely love the sound of it. But there is more to the story. With Sebenni ni Taama I am referring to writing and traveling not only as activities or hobbies but as tools, as journeys. Let me explain.
Sebenni, writing, is therapeutic and resourceful. Throughout writing, we distance ourselves from the situation we are currently living and more easily find solutions and comfort.
Sebenni is a personal time, a me-time. It allows us to pause from our daily life. It releases tensions and stress. I absolutely love writing in nature, outside far from most distractions.
But sebenni, is not merely a physical activity, it is also a mental activity, it is about taking things in hand, consciously deciding the life you want, and shape it accordingly on paper and in your life.
Taama, travelling, is also therapeutic, when feeling stuck or in needs of changing my energy I always go away from home for a short time. As stated on many of my articles, every time I travel I discover something I would have never discovered home. Because travelling, it physically and mentally distances you from a situation and naturally releases any strong emotions you might have.
Taama, refers to all forms of travel, including a spiritual travel. Travelling does not only mean moving from a physical place to another. It can also mean to move from a mental place to another, to decide to shift your mind, your attitude.
Sebenni ni Taama aims to promote, writing and travelling, in all their meanings as tools for a greater well-being, a greater self-love, a greater self-esteem. Sebenni ni Taama represents everything I know about and I believe in. Things I hope may encourage, motivate, inspire some people on a personal journey. It is above all a platform which aims to inspire people to truly be themselves, to boldly shape their lives, to constantly challenge themselves.
Simply put, Sebenni ni Taama is about authenticity, authenticity with the self.
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