Sovereignty relates to the capacity for and demonstration of good (omni-positive) choice-making.
We define sovereignty more formally as the product of sentience, intelligence, and agency.
Sentience relates to one’s ability to sense the world (including inner sensing of self and vicarious inner sensing of others). It includes qualities like awareness, empathy, mindfulness, depth of feeling, care, sensitivity, compassion, perceptiveness, etc. It represents the sensory capacity of a complex adaptive system. The zenith of the development of sentience is the archetype of the bodhisattva (all aware/ all caring).