We've made a short video illustrating some alternatives to hugs and handshakes, that can allow us to keep our distance physically (important for slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19) while acknowledging our emotional and spiritual connections. Two options to share agaya & ubuntu while remaining safe during an epidemic include the "Namaste" gesture (anjali mudra) and the "heart connection" gesture.
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.
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Science continues to reveal the complex intelligence of the Plant Kindom* upon which we utterly depend for the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe.
How else can we integrate our respect for the dignity of the Plant Kindom into the way we live and shape our societies?
The intention of the Novasutras movement is to provide deep and rich soil in which a new culture can take root and flourish. It seeks to be a response that is at the right scale for the global crises that are now converging on our species, by... ...sharpening our attention, cultivating a sense of … Continue reading “Religion is at its best when it becomes a countercultural force”