Cheering is said to motivate the ones that are receiving the cheers or being cheered. However, it also does magic to the cheerers as it makes them feel excited and leaves their brain stimulated. We are more happy and experience true harmony when we positively genuinely cheer others on or up just like giving does.
Most often cheering one on means encouraging them to do well. It translates wishing them well. This is perhaps why most cheering is done in competitive events such as in sports. But it’s not all sports that cheering is allowed since it can be disturbing if high concentration and precision is required. It could explain also why we do not go to cheer those writing academic examinations which some consider as competition. Imagine what would be the scenarios if parents were allowed to go to schools examinations days to be on classroom windows to cheer their children as they write examinations, one cannot even start to picture the scene.
In cheering there are various things that matter to be taken into consideration. The position of the cheerers is one aspect, the nearer and visible to the one being cheered on, the better. Then there is the matter of volume, the louder the cheers the better for the performer meaning the more encouragement they would get. Also communion if there is more than one cheerer, such that the synchronisation of their cheers also matter, the best being where all are in sync when cheering. Most important is the spirit of the cheerers, they have to mean it within themselves for what their intentions are in cheering to telepathically transfer their positive energy to the performer. That’s the art of cheering.
The quotes this week are taken from a book that when read will enlighten you to the amazing story of the links between ancient British and African Christianity. I am sure that the selected quotations below will wet your reading palettes to edge you acquire the complete text, read and enjoy:
ANCIENT BRITISH CHRISTIANITY THE AFRICAN INFLUENCE by Doye T. Agama
“Royal exile was common in these turbulent times. for example, members of the ruling families of Bernicia and would often go away into exile once their rivals were in power, only returning once the competition had been deposed. Ruling families from both Anglo-Saxons and the few remaining Celtic lineages in the ‘Wild East’ of Britain often ended up as refugees in Celtic Christian areas in the west. These times of exile sometimes had impacts on the political and religious views of the victims.”
“As we have noted earlier, some North Africans still speak Celtic languages. Or maybe it is the Celts who still speak African languages! There was probably a linguistic as well as a cultural affinity and worldwiew between the British and the Irish Celts, the French Gauls, and the original non-Arab North Africans, that enhanced their Christian exchanges.”
“Another often forgotten Eastern missionary to Britain was St Theodore of Tarsus, an Eastern Orthodox Syrian Christian, who was Consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury in 668AD. He established so much about the pattern of dioceses, well known in England today. Archbishop Theodore was greatly helped by his friend, St Hadrian the African. Hadrian was Pope Vitalian’s first choice for Archbishop but he declined the post for his friend Theodore.”
“Life on the island was famously strict. St Sesan was so harsh in his rules that he reportedly buried his own sister in the water near his island monastery to avoid having a woman on the island! He was also however, a reputed worker of miracles with great spiritual power. St Sesan also reportedly banished an amphibious monster from the island. A druid Priest hired by a local chief to cast spells on St Sesan, was reportedly swept away by a huge tidal wave and drowned!”