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'THINK on THESE THINGS'
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Some of the dearest moments ever spent are those on the road I didn't
want to travel. And some of the most magnificent doors I've ever passed
through are where before there was no way.
Some of the kindest people I shall ever know are the ones I didn't want
to meet. And the greatest abundance I've ever received came from a
pittance I wanted to withhold.
Tears I have wanted to shed have turned to happiness because for a
moment I could see beyond them. And hope has saved everything when I
wanted most to give up in despair.
And suddenly I realized how great my progress could be if I could get
myself and my emotions out of the way. How hard I push against the door
that opens inward - inward, where faith and hope and trust abide.
There's not enough ambling done any more. There are too many deadlines.
Time for a favorite TV show, time to take pills, time for appointments,
time to catch a plane. Life is one continual alarm clock.
Never a gentle gait, but always at a dogtrot to meet those deadlines. It
seems that dawdling along or staring into space is a waste of time, as
the ambitions, eager for superiority, move dangerously ahead.
Many great people have known the wisdom of safeguarding their health and
security by taking time to analyze, not in the role of fact sifting, but
by allowing the mind to amble, to drift openly from thought to thought.
This sitting idly on the sidelines and fishing quietly in the mind can
catch many a solution that casting would never hook.
After a period of creative silence, attacking any deadline is made
ample. The mind has had time to lay down the brittle aggressiveness and
is ready to operate efficiently. Even physical weariness passes and the
goal ahead isn't so far in the distance.
When there isn't time to go fishing, remember the words of American
author William Mathews: "Knowledge is acquired by study and observation,
but wisdom cometh by opportunity of leisure. The ripest thoughts come
from a mind which is not always on the stretch, but fed, at times, by a
June 30 - Daily Feast
If we could change one thing about ourselves to see the greatest gain,
it would be to stop being the victim. Too many believe they are destined
to be victims of broken relationships, disease, poverty, and overbearing
personalities - and they say it over and over again. How we see
ourselves makes all the difference. If being brow-beaten is security, we
will always be the underdog. Day after day we throw ourselves into the
path of what we think we deserve. But we can change the pattern. We can
stop repeating what we have heard all our lives, and begin talking to
ourselves with good words. We have hidden gold within us and as soon as
we learn it, we will get out of the lunacy of being the perpetual
~ We must help one another and the Great Spirit will help us both. ~
'A Cherokee Feast of Days', by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Permission to repost the daily messages was granted by White Bison,
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Elder's Meditation of the Day June 30
"Words hypnotize and deceive everyone at one time or another, but these
hypnotic words cannot last long in the hearts of true warriors."
--Barney Bush, SHAWNEE
We are a part of an interconnected system. Words in themselves have no
meaning. It is the spirit and intent behind the words that really show
the meaning. We are connected to each other at the center of the atom
which makes up the air and our body. The center of the air's atom system
is connected to the center of our body's system. I am connected to you
and you are connected to me in the center of our being. If my words have
no meaning, you can feel this through the center of your being.
make my word good.
Let me do
the things I say I will,
and let me say
the things I will do ?
and do it.
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