Ubuntu articulates a basic understanding, caring, respect and compassion for others. Ubuntu is a belief in a universal bond of sharing that unites all of humanity - the conviction that no person can be truly full while his neighbor remains hungry. It represents a world-view that sees humanity as a web of family, rather than a mass of individuals. This philosophy affirms that a person is a person through other people, that we are all related, interdependent and connected to each other. This is similar to what we know as compassion, compassion for ourselves, our families, our community, the global community and the earth.
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This is our new Ubuntu Fund video we made with our kids and Kevin Bacon narrating.
As I wrote about here, I believe medicine is a spiritual practice because practicing medicine is all about being vessels for Divine love, so we can facilitate the process of self-healing for our patients. But nobody ever taught me this in medical school. I learned it by merely being human. Because of my ability to be both human and a doctor, I have always practiced love, with a little medicine on the side.
I learned the most important lesson of my career while sitting on a toilet seat. I was fresh out of... View Article