When you walk outdoors, what things do you see that cause you to react with outrage, with sadness, with shame and disappointment for our befoibled human species? Thinking about styrofoam litter provides an example of how to transform the energy of those reactions into responses that enhance agaya and ubuntu.
Thanksgiving can become a celebration of agaya and ubuntu, through the Native American tradition of the "Thanksgiving Address." What are you grateful for? How does this bring us together to abide in ubuntu and agaya?
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer - why you should read this book, share it with your friends, and rejoice in its powerful lessons for abiding in ubuntu and agaya!
As we emerge into this new season, we have an opportunity to reflect on the season that has passed, and to focus our intentions for the coming months.
Agaya came from merging the words agape and Gaia. Gaia references the Gaia Theory that Earth systems interact to promote life's resilience. Agape is divine, altruistic love.