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"THINK on THESE THINGS"
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Sensibility is said to be neither good nor evil in itself, but in its
application. Sometimes we just "out-sensible" ourselves. In the course
of years we come to see the pattern of the truly sensible. What have we
at this moment that really means anything? Does it give us happiness?
Did it once seem most impractical? Was it worth fighting for?
The intellectual strives for knowledge and in his absorption leaves the
world but hardly leaves a vacancy. The materialistic must have
everything at the price of peace, and their possessions decay but never
their chaotic souls. And the insecure forfeit the most minute comforts
to save for that rainy day. Happiness would have been greater and far
more lasting if the fund had been smaller and used as an opportunity
The fine line of sensibility can be most elusive, but it seems to be
more clearly seen when we relax and quit shoving to get there. If the
place we desire is meant for us, it will come when we learn the way
isn't always sharp and direct and by demand.
June 23 - Daily Feast
Our vitality does not go first - our interest goes. Dreams, one by one,
that we let skip through our fingers, cannot be sustained and they
drift. When that happens, what else is there? Like rare pieces of old
delicate lace, we fold away our dreams in tissue and forget them.
Without realizing it, we have put away our vitality as well. Vitality -
life, strength, creativity. Priceless interest must be restored if we
are to be strong and healthy and able to contribute to our own benefit
as well as others.
~ All living creatures and all plants are a benefit to something. ~
OKUTE - TETON SIOUX, 1911
"A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II" by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
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Elder's Meditation of the Day - June 23
"He [Wakan Tanka] walks with us along the pathways of Life, and He can
do for us what we could never do on our own."
--Fools Crow, LAKOTA
With the Creator in our lives, we are everything. Without the Creator,
we are nothing. When the Creator is in our life, suddenly the impossible
becomes possible. The extraordinary becomes ordinary. Things we thought
could never happen start to happen. Talents we never know we had, start
to blossom. Resources appear. Help arrives to give us guidance and
direction. We become happy. We have peace of mind and confidence.
Spirit, today I
want You in
my life. The
days that I
know You are
with me are the
days that are
perfect. Let me
be joyful today.
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