Peribahasa Dari 50 Ribu Tahun Lalu

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Kaum Aboriginal Australia terus terbukti menjadi salah satu peradaban tertua di dunia dengan keberadaannya diperkirakan ada lebih dari 50,000 tahun lalu. Kehidupan mereka yang nomaden di tengah lingkungan yang keras atau bahkan nggak ramah ini membentuk kebudayaan yang begitu kaya. Tentunya, sejarah yang panjang juga membentuk kebijaksanaan yang dalam.

Yuk, kita kepoin bareng Aboriginal Sayings maupun kutipan filosofis dari orang-orang aboriginal Australia. Selain untuk kepsyen Instagram post kalian berikutnya, patut juga untuk direnungkan dan direfleksikan.

A. Australian Aboriginal Proverb
“Traveler, there are no paths. Paths are made by walking.”
“Those who lose dreaming are lost.”
“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through.
Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.”
“The more you know, the less you need.”
“May as well be here, we are as where we are.”
“Keep your eyes on the sun, and you will not see the shadows.”
“The land owns us.”
“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through.
Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.”

B. Aboriginal Quotes
“The land is my mother. Like a human mother, the land gives us protection, enjoyment and provides our needs – economic, social and religious. We have a human relationship with the land: Mother, daughter, son. When the land is taken from us or destroyed, we feel hurt because we belong to the land and we are part of it.” – Djinyini Gondarra

“To us, health is about so much more than simply not being sick. It’s about getting a balance between physical, mental, emotional, cultural and spiritual health. Health and healing are interwoven, which means that one can’t be separated from the other.” – Dr Tamara Mackean

“The land is my backbone… I only stand straight, happy, proud, and not ashamed about my color because I still have land… I think of land as the history of my nation.” – Galarrwuy Yunipingu

“Our spirituality is a oneness and an interconnectedness with all that lives and breathes, even with all that does not live or breathe.” – Mudrooroo

“The Aboriginal Sunrise Ceremonies are very special to our people. It starts when the sky is black, beautiful black. When the sun’s yellow circle arrives, it turns the sky red. This is why the Aboriginal flag is half red, half black with a yellow circle in the middle. At the Sunrise Ceremony, I meditate and ask the Great Spirit for direction. My hands fill with electricity. I touch you and you feel it, too. I heal people this way. My Grandmother did that, too. I learned all about that when I was a young fellow. Umbarra, the Black Duck, is the special totem of our tribe, the Yuin. We learn to respect the elders who hand on the Law. The elders guard the Law and the Law guards the people. This is the Law that comes from the mountain. The mountain teaches the dreaming.” – Guboo Ted Thomas. [IM]

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