A world of things exist that we will
never be able to explain. But all we have to do is
look around us at world events, natural disasters,
and at the cold, clear glint in the eye of ignorance,
and know that to be somebody we need more than
to become clever.
The big deals do not make us. Little steps,
little thoughts, words and little acts--who we are
and who we will become depends on the small
bricks in our foundations. What do we have of con-
tentment? It is the measuring stick for wandering
souls who have lost the way and don't even know it.
I was living peacefully with my family, having
plenty to eat, sleeping well, taking care of my
people, and perfectly contented.
By: Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Flowers are for our souls to enjoy;
not for our bodies to wear. Leave
them alone and they will live out
their lives and reproduce themselves
as the Great Gardener intended.
Did You Know?
Tribal women play an important and
respected role in their communities.
Women and men had specific duties,
and their roles in the tribe are valued.
Women's duties are not degrading, nor
are they considered an easier task.
Meditations with Native American Elders-
"It does not require many words to speak
-Chief Joseph, NEZ PERCE
The truth shall set you free. This is the truth.
When we speak the Truth, we do not need to
be defensive. Truth needs no defense. When
we speak the Truth, we do not need to attack
because Truth cannot be attacked.
It is so easy to want to manipulate or to be
deceitful or dishonest. My head tells me I can
get away with doing these things, after all
everybody does it.
today let me
Let me live
Truth. Let me
risk the Truth.
Let me make
sweet. Help me
to make my
Let Your spirit
and intent be
added to my
words. Let my