Two Worlds: Just Listen

May 31, 2014

Aboriginality

From Inga at Australis Incognita – a highly reflective and respectful piece.

Australis Incognita

“Take me to the places on the earth that teach you how to dance, the places where you can risk letting the world break your heart. And I will take you to the places where the earth beneath my feet and the stars overhead make my heart whole again and again.”
Oriah Mountain Dreamer, from the book The Dance 

‘Dadirri’: Deep Listening

I recently learned a new word. It’s a lovely word actually. Both in form and meaning. “Dadirri”, a term described by Aboriginal Elder, writer, artist, and educator, Aunty Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann, from Nauiyu country, the Daly River in the Northern Territory. Her language is the Ngan’gikurunggurr language. She says “I believe it is the most important gift. It is our most unique gift. It is perhaps the greatest gift we can give to our fellow Australians. In our language this quality is called Dadirri. It is inner, deep listening…

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5 Comments on “Two Worlds: Just Listen”

  1. Inga Leonora Says:

    Thank you for reblogging my post. And for a fabulous discussion on my blog today. Much enjoyed and appreciated. 🙂

    Reply

  2. michaelwatsonvt Says:

    Thank you for recommending this post and video. It was every bit as marvelous as you suggested!

    Reply

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