Reposting Molly Young Brown's powerful reflection on the dominant Industrial Growth Society. The suffering caused by this system stems from its insistence on unrealistic and unhealthy relationships between people and with the more-than-human world: its lack of ubuntu and agaya.
Thanks and blessings for sharing agaya and ubuntu at the June 2019 Solstice. The days around each Solstice are important times to pause and reflect. Here are some questions for contemplation as we move into the new season...
Novasutras recognizes that we are about to experience profound societal transformation, one way or another. How do we envision and work for the best outcomes, while consciously preparing for the worst outcomes?
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?