The Power of Namaste

I’m very particular about what I reblog. This one is above and beyond my criteria. Thanks SaaniaSparke for providing me this opportunity to shine further light on this wonderful blog.

During my first few days at the University of Washington, I remember meeting so many new people. I vividly recall meeting a group of international students from different corners of the globe at a get-to-know-each-other board games event. At first, we were all hesitant and unsure about how to interact with one another given our diverse backgrounds. However, as we played a whimsical round of Scrabble and chit-chatted for a bit, at the end of the day we all wanted to blend in to feel appreciated and loved. So, what does this tell us about human nature?

Getting a little bit in touch with my roots, here’s the most beautiful thing I see in Hinduism: Namaste! This one gracious word reminds us that:

“We are the same. And we are whole.”

As a little girl, I remember watching people join their hands close together with a gentle bow and…

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3 thoughts on “The Power of Namaste

  1. rangewriter May 13, 2023 / 12:30 pm

    Saania says, “Namaste can help us drop all the walls that superficially separate us and allow us to feel the hunger, the pain, the suffering of others, and also share in the joy of others. By recognizing the divine spark within each person, we can cultivate a sense of respect for all human beings regardless of their background, culture, or beliefs.” Oh, how I wish America’s leaders could recognize the beauty and importance of Namaste.


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