Ubuntu: I am, because you are

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Ubuntu is a South African idea about the connectedness of humanity.

“We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.”
— Desmond Tutu

Our human nature yearns for a community where we co-exist harmoniously with mutual respect and equal value for each person’s life.

Instead of leaders and followers, let us embrace all as equals: elders and children; all genders, orientations and ages; people of wisdom and skills of varied abilities; protectors and visionaries; caregivers and artists.

Every human has a place among the needs of a collective humanity. No individual is more or less important than another.

In karmic principles, the idea of “what goes around, comes around” is often seen in terms of negative consequences to evil actions.

Ubuntu focuses on the goodness of mankind. All the wonderful things we desire for ourselves, are also desired and shared with all human beings.

With Ubuntu, there is peace, love, kindness and freedom for all.

Ubuntu: I am, because you are © November 21, 2015 | Annie Zalezsak

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Borders and Beliefs

I am a first generation Canadian, a daughter of European immigrants after World War II.

I am also a nomad by nature. I believe that as long as I’m a good person and comply with local law, I should have the right to live anywhere I choose.

As the world debates, should we, shouldn’t we, for and against taking in refugees, let’s remember that this earth belongs to us all.

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.

Every human being born on the planet has a right to a place to exist peacefully and harmoniously. Those blessed with such an existence have the capacity to share it. What decent human being would not share their bounty with someone suffering and in need?

“There but for the grace of God, go I.”

I understand fear and mistrust. The fact is, there is sickness among us. We can take all the precautions we want; it may still slip through. Do we turn our backs on tens of thousands, for fear there may be an evil thought among them?

Well, lock yourself up, and live nothing of a life, if you require that protection. Life is risk. All life is always at risk.

But life also has power and strength. It prevails. It goes on. Fruitfully.

Let’s focus on doing what is right for the human race. Instead of shutting people out, let’s unite and embrace and uplift.

Let’s give those that have made no mistakes, a chance at survival. They may actually bring us all a whole lot of good.

“So let us work for peace within our families and society, and not expect help from God, Buddha or the governments,” said the Dalai Lama. “The problems that we are facing today are the result of superficial differences over religious faiths and nationalities. We are one people.”

Borders and Beliefs © November 18, 2015 | Annie Zalezsak

Our Human Family

A rare jewel among our species, Maggie Doyne has done what so many of us deeply desire: to single-handedly attempt to change the world, impact humanity, and utterly trust that the money and the means will show up to accomplish it. She inspires us to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that if she can do this, we are all capable of creating something similar. Let’s all remember our human family, and engage with positivite activity to connect and create a better home for us all.

 

Maggie Doyne — Why the human family can do better from The Do Lectures on Vimeo.

New Beginnings

The Clarity Tribe has been on a Journey of ever-growing magnitude. It began on an airplane to Faro. It intensified throughout a week in Praia da Rocha. It now continues to unfold in Portugal and the United Kingdom.

We have truly left behind past pathways and venture now into new paradigms.

Come join us.

Be Seen and Known

In his article Why do I think that community is so important for Inspired Entrepreneurs? author Nick Williams states there are 7 reasons for the importance of community. Reason 4 particularly strikes a chord for us at Clarity Tribe. Nick says:

We need to be seen and known – in community, other people see our gifts and talents, let us know what they see, and help us see ourselves in ways that we may not see ourselves. The African concept of Ubuntu says, “I am what I am because of who we all are.”

This is precisely the aim of Clarity Tribe. We want to share with each other, reflect back, learn and celebrate ourselves as individuals and as a community. We All win! Please share your comments, thoughts and ideas with us!

Welcome to Clarity Tribe!

This is a brand new blog that aims to bring you moments of clarity from a special ‘tribe’ of friends. This tribe is on a conscious spiritual journey. We seek to learn, understand and grow. We share insights and learn through each other’s experiences. We hope to inspire and unite people everywhere to make this world a better place: a healed world, where peace and love is the underlying motivation to all the things we do, and the basis of who we are.