Namasté. . .with action

I will treat myself in a way that honors my own light and wholeness, and I will treat others in a way that honors their light and wholeness.  

 

Boy begging in Agra

Curiosity is awake.  In considering ways of owning all our parts (light and shadow) we also can consider how this also impacts how we treat others. 

May I suggest. . .Namasté, with action. I invite you to use this modified "Namasté" articulation as a daily affirmation.  

I will treat myself in a way that honors my own light and wholeness, and I will treat others in a way that honors their light and wholeness.  

Many know the term "Namasté" (Na-ma-stay) as a common way to conclude a yoga class. It is a traditional salutation in India accompanied by palms  pressed at the heart center (Añjali Mudrā) and a slight bow.  

Below are some common translations that articulate the deep meaning of "Namasté".  Each contains a link to the quote source.  The message of Namasté connects us in wholeness, and I invite us to take this message into our daily choices and behaviors.  

*Namasté is commonly translated as “the divine light in me honors the divine light in you” or “the God within me greets the God within you.”

*Namaste: an ancient Sanskrit greeting still in everyday use in India and especially on the trail in the Nepal Himalaya. Translated roughly, it means "I bow to the God within you", or "The Spirit within me salutes the Spirit in you" - a knowing that we are all made from the same One Divine Consciousness.

"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives

I honor the place in you which is

of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,

when you are in that place in you,

and I am in that place in me, 

then we are One."

 

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