Namaste. We say it at the end of yoga class, but it is a traditional Hindu greeting. Namaste. I say it at the end of yoga class, even though some Christians think it’s blasphemy. (My priest would disagree.)
Namaste. I didn’t plan to choose a “word” for 2017, but namaste chose me.
According to many sources, “namaste” is an ancient Sanskrit word that means
I bow to the divine in you.
Yoga instructors often expand on “namaste” with a phrase like this:
It may have been my priest whom I first heard say it this way:
In adopting namaste as my word for 2017, I am committing to recognize the light in everyone I encounter, to respect their experiences, to honor their right to different opinions, and to appreciate their gifts and talents.
Today’s Wednesday Word is involvement. I think committing to approach others with a namaste will improve my involvement and engagement with those around me.
Did you chose a word for 2017?
Are you going to be involved with something new this year?