Paul Downton created this beautifully illustrated guide to thinking about cities and the ideas of urban nature. It shares a perspective that honors what we in Novasutras call agaya and ubuntu.
'Walking in Agaya and Ubuntu' posted to Insight Timer on May 11th. Explore the everyday wonders and reciprocal blessings we share with the world around us. Develop understanding and appreciative relationships with the beings you might encounter every day.
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.
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!