Knots open themselves When put into the flow Of life, love, and spirit If left alone actively Do what’s possible And leave the rest To the divine in all Detached trusting That all is as needed For soul’s unfoldment As most all repeats itself Again — and again to learn To take the very next step Always another there is And yet again another Therefore, why hurry There’s time aplenty In the here and now Much space for all Being themselves To go with the flow Of light and sound Embraced by love And peace at heart Life is so very good When joy is relished And shared together In spite of suffering Or rather because For we all are one.
“Ubuntu” — I am because we are
Humanity in action — South African ancient wisdom
An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He had put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they ran like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself, they said: “Ubuntu, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”
Ubuntu in the Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are.”
Animals of various kinds, and a cat — no knots to open