Oftentimes I hear people exchange the word “namaste” as we do “good-bye” or “see ‘ya.”   More concerning is that I often hear/see some folks use “namaste” as a spiritual blessing in ending their uninvited disparagement of another, (much like the use of the phrase, “I hope you won’t mind, but,”) or, worse,  as a “seal of rightness” in concluding their spiritual or political point-of-view.   Both are misplaced usage.   Let me introduce you, or return you, to the grace of the word, “Namaste.”

“Namaste” is a spiritual acknowledgement — not a blessing on whatever was aforesaid or done, good/bad or indifferent.   It is uttered only after quieting the mind, listening only to life’s breath, and in that moment’s stillness,  feeling  the who/what/where/when of our God-connectedness.   It is to say at that moment:

“I see You.  I honor that place in You in which the entire universe dwells…I honor the place in You which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace…and I know, when You are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me,  We are One.”  

The word “Namaste”  is the invitation to the speaker as well as the listener to be, for the present moment, together in that place of God-connectedness;  a place where opinions, controversies,  and the mental loops do not, and cannot, reside.  Ahhhhhhhhh Gooshwannada!  Noticeable Blessings In Your Day~ N

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