Concisely, need for change is essential to the life of human being. Any person who is not willing to change is limited in personal development and success. Every successful individual out there is one who has dared to change. There is necessity for change in various aspects of person’s life. For success in relationships, finances, businesses and career opportunities, adapting change is of essence. Every instance that stagnate progress towards attaining of individual success objectives calls for a prompt and designed change. Finally, we must be all advocates of change, for without change success remains an illusion.
The Sacred Grove of Oshogbo was one place I had been looking forward to visiting in Nigeria. As prevalent as indigenous religions still are in West Africa, it is often hard to find public expressions of them in towns and cities; the Christianity brought by European slavers and colonialists has taken root and pushed most of these religions out of mainstream life. But in the Sacred Grove shrines honor all the local deities, including Obatala, the god of creation, Ogun, the god of iron, and Oshun, the goddess of water, whose aqueous essence is made manifest by the river running through the trees. The place is unique in the Yoruba religion, and that intrigued me.