2007-2011 I taught a modality where creating well-formed belief statements was part of the curriculum. The five key elements that 500 adults accepted and learned where:
1. present tense / 2. first person / 3. positiv words / 4. short & to the point / 5. energizing & meaningful to oneself
For example: I share my knowledge, get to travel the world, and have a blast along the way.
(Instead of: I want to share my knowledge, although not only in Germany, and I hope that I’ll enjoy myself, meet people that like me, get to see interesting places, and… stop!! You get the point 😉 )
It wasn’t until I experimented and taught this modality to children, that one of them TAUGHT ME the missing principle:
6. Good for all
Since then, I practice this intention in everything I do.
Thank you, wise children, for enlightening me…
Ubuntu (Zulu pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼù]) is a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity”.
At its base is the belief
“Umuntu Ngumntu Ngabantu”:
“I am because we are and
we are because I am.“
The word Ubuntu originates from the Bantu languages of the Zulu and Xhosa and means „humanity / humanness”. „compassion“ and „publich spirit“ as well as the experience and the consciousness of oneself being part of a larger whole.
It is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”.
This refers to a fundamental attitude based primarily on mutual respect and recognition, respect for human dignity and the desire for a harmonious and peaceful society, but also on the belief in a “universal bond of sharing that unites all that is human.”