Honouring the mauri

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

How do we protect and enhance the mauri within an urban environment? Simply put, mauri is energy. It is often paired with the word ora meaning alive or in good health. Mauri ora is the state of being in good health and well balanced. Mauri is also the source of emotions.

Matauranga Māori concepts are interconnected and relative to each other; they help us understand and connect to our place within the systems of the natural world. Mauri is essential for mana, power or authority to flow. Understanding how this works in the contemporary world is critical: by considering the reciprocal relationship between ourselves and the natural world we balance the energy and power flow between them. This exchange is beneficial to the whole community because the natural world provides wild food sources that are high in nutritional value and free.

Link to article: Honouring the mauri | Stuff.co.nz


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