Embody Satyagraha

I hope you had a good week. How was it to reflect on and limit your plastic consumption last week? Being mindful of consumption is such a wholesome practice.

As I shared last week, for the next few weeks I am inviting you to join me and thousands of others to take one specific action step everyday around a certain theme towards saving the planet. Yes!

Today, I wanted to talk with you about Satyagraha.

What is Satyagraha?

“Satyagraha” is a compound of the Sanskrit words satya (meaning “truth”) and agraha (“polite insistence”, or “holding firmly to”). Satya is derived from the word “sat”, which means “being”. Nothing is or exists in reality except Truth.

Truth therefore includes:

  • Truth in speech, as opposed to falsehood
  • What is real, as opposed to nonexistent
  • Wholesome, as opposed to evil, or bad.

​​​​​​​This was critical to Gandhi’s understanding of and faith in nonviolence: “The world rests upon the bedrock of satya or truth.… READ MORE...