My Ubuntu Bracelet

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words. Rachel Naomi Remen, author and teacher

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and I wear Ubuntu bracelets.  His came first…I got mine yesterday in the mail. I learned about the Archbishop’s bracelet from The Book of Joy, the book I so frequently quote. We both wear the bracelet to affirm our connectedness and interdependence to one another. Although the term and bracelet originated in Southern Africa, I bought mine on Etsy and it came with a tag that reads, “I am because we are.”

As daughters who have lost mothers we have a special bond of understanding and experience. I strive to demonstrate this connectedness to all.

Affirmation: I am connected to and depend on the human family.

Coaching questions: To whom are you connected? How do you demonstrate your connectedness?



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