is for Ubuntu
The Nguni speakers of Bantu in South Africa have a fabulous word: Ubuntu.
(n) Roughly translated as human kindness, it is “often used in a more philosophical sense to mean ‘the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.”
The definitions provided in the wonderful book Lost in Translation are “I find my worth in you, and you find your worth in me.” And “I am what I am because of who we all are.”
I totally loving this word, which in my mind is a relative in the clan of Namaste.
It is my wish we all find endless ways to express, to live, to exemplify the concept of Ubuntu and move from separation consciousness into the full consciousness of unity.