the quantum heart of humanity, sovereignty and the new earth meme

UBUNTU feet circle 1

A meme is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.”

“Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language. It speaks to the very essence of being human. When you want to give high praise to someone we say, “Yu, u Nobuntu”; he or she has Ubuntu. This means that they are generous, hospitable, friendly, caring and compassionate. They share what they have. It also means that my humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in theirs. We belong in a bundle of life. We say, “a person is a person through other people.” I am human because I belong, I participate, and I share. A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good; for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes with knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed, or treated as if they were less than who they are.” Desmond Tutu from his book No Future without Forgiveness, 2009

This is a clear understanding of what it means to live in community with others and an increasing number of humans on the planet today agree with this. Moreover, many are now looking for ways to bring this into their daily reality and no longer want to engage with societal structures that stand in blatant contradiction to this meme. Continue reading