Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann is a First Nation’s activist, educator and artist of the Ngan’gityemerri language group. I came across her in the following interview and was very impressed by her gentle wisdom and understanding. https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/spiritofthings/elder-invites-australians-to-embrace-tradition-of-deep-listening/769947
This is a quote from the article that resonated with me.
“The tradition of Dadirri—deep listening to the land—is central to the spirituality of Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann and her people…
Rather than speak of treaties and politics, Miriam Rose, an Aboriginal elder, artist and educator, shared the concept of quiet meditation, an Indigenous practice that her people use to find out who they really are, their purpose, and where they are going.”
“Australia needs to know that Dadirri can help you slow down, stop, and help you realise who you are, what you’re about, where you’re going, where you belong.
She calls it ‘Dadirri’, deep listening to the land.
‘It’s our make-up, it’s our spirit,’ she says. ‘Sometimes our spirit is hurting or it is waning and we have to call on it to revive our drooping spirit, I suppose.
‘Australia needs to know that Dadirri can help you slow down, stop, and help you realise who you are, what you’re about, where you’re going, where you belong,’ she says.”
‘To do that, we say that “we call on the deep and the deep calls on us”, so we connect and feel that we belong still. And nature plays a part in your becoming a whole person.’« Back to blog page