Namaste is a Sanskrit blessing that roughly translates to I honor the divine within. When we speak this blessing, we are acknowledging that place within us and others that is divine, God-given, or OM. It is a place of boundless love, acceptance, and presence. It is the idea that we are all of one spirit. In this way, we connect on a deep level with ourselves and with others. You need not be part of any sanskrit-based religion to connect with this blessing. It is a blessing that is present in all religions: to love and embrace one another.
I found this video by Humanity Healing to be a sound reflection on the meaning and practice of Namaste. I hope you do, too. *Just a note, the video is really only 5:45, the rest is credits and disclaimer.
May you know boundless lovingkindness. Happy Wednesday!
By Terence Stone
Chief Editor and Founder of Urban Spiritual, I’m a classically trained singer and actor living in New York City, who has performed in the U.S. and Europe. I’m also a writer, traveller, meditator, arts-lover, and well-being enthusiast.