Namasté. This word is of Hindu origin and the meaning is extremely beautiful. When saying namasté, you say it with a slight bow and your hands placed together, palm to palm with your fingers pointing up. As you say this beautiful word with the gesture, you are saying, “I bow to the divine in you.” I think it is such a fantastic way to greet another soul. Another meaning to this word is, “I honor the light, love, truth, beauty and peace within you.” I don’t know about you, but I love that. It is showing that you see that person on every level. It is as if you are able to see their soul so clearly and see the aura that surrounds their well being.
As a person who meditates and practices yoga, I also incorporate using the word namasté in my greetings to many of my friends and family members. It shows that I honor them, that I see the beauty that lies inside of them.
The next person you meet, instead of saying hi, say namasté. It is more personal, beautiful, and spiritual awakening.