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"THINK on THESE THINGS"
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
In this day of emphasis on right connections with the right people, in
the right places, at the right time, we must have truly extraordinary
qualities to become successes on our own.
They who have worked hard and achieved success often carry a double
burden by wrongful accusations of being privileged characters. Perhaps
some to whom doors automatically open because of right connections seem
to be privileged characters, but they, like dictators, have limited
Having connections may help us on the ladder of life, but it will never
keep those rungs steady beneath our feet. Only our own greatness keeps
us tall, sun-crowned. We must have something to give, something to offer
before we can expect to be truly privilege characters. And then, we will
have earned the right to our privileges. We are somewhat like God,
blamed for much we don't do and seldom given credit for the good we have
Whatever the future, the world still needs citizens like those J. G.
Holland wrote about nearly a century ago: "God give us men. The times
demand strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and willing
hands.....Tall men, sun-crowned who live above the fog, in public duty
and in private thinking!"
July 5 - Daily Feast
A world of things exists 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 contentment? 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. ~
GERONIMO - APACHE
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Elder's Meditation of the Day - July 5
"It does not require many words to speak the truth."
--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
word good. Let
Your spirit and
intent be added
to by words.
Let My thoughts be
- Hi All Donna will be posting the daily Meditation starting tomorrow i
will be on a vacation for until Sept 4th thank you Donna ~Will miss you
all ~Have a good summer Hugs~~~~~~~>Jeanne
From: gringa@... (Donna) Date: Wed, Jul 30, 2003, 10:01am To:
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[Tradition_OF_The_Redroad] July 30 - Daily Meditations Reply to:
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Visit her website to purchase the wonderful books by Joyce as gifts for
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'THINK on THESE THINGS'
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
We pray for a change, we hope for a change, but we wait impatiently. Is
God not hearing us? We asked. Where is the answers?
If our prayers were suddenly answered, would we be ready? Or would we
look behind us for the familiar things, the people, the habits, the
If we were instantly healed, instantly prospered, instantly sought after
and loved, then what would we do? Attention, compassion and self-pity
are sometimes more important than having everything changed for the
better. The fear of being without something to keep us working with the
same burden, dealing with familiar pain, can stop us from knowing what
it is to be free and well.
If we can envision life without a particular problem we can turn our
minds to real change and have it happen. If we can see change, receive
it, and know the joy, then gratitude and thanksgiving sets it in place.
July 30 - Daily Feast
We talk about choosing our friends, but true friends are self-selected.
It is they who decide to respond and by what method. And finally they
make themselves our friends by being loyal and having a genuine concern
for our well being - or allowing privacy when it is needed.
Acquaintances wait and judge. And sometimes it is better to be
acquaintances when we cannot find a common ground on which to be
friends. There is honesty in admitting we cannot be dear friends to all
people. But there is always something special. A friend is a unali -
without question or fear or concern for equal time. This is why friends
are dear to us. They have chosen to be so.
~ The white man does not obey the Great Spirit; that is why the Indian
never could agree with him. ~
'A Cherokee Feast of Days', by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
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Elder's Meditation of the Day July 30
"You want to know who's a real medicine man? He's the one who doesn't
say 'I'm a medicine man.' He doesn't ask you to come to him. You've got
to go and ask him. And you'll find he's always there among his own
--Louis Farmer, ONONDAGA
The Medicine Man is a role model of what it is like to live in harmony
and balance with the Creator. It takes a long time, a lot of sacrifice
and discipline to become a Medicine Man. A Medicine Man is humble and
never crass about anything. He knows he lives to do the will of the
Great Spirit. He knows he is to help the people. He lives very low key -
the more low key he lives, the more people seek him out - and such is
life. The more one serves the people and is quiet about it, the more he
is sought out. The quieter he is, the more powerful is his medicine.
allow me this day
to be humble.
Allow me this day
not to seek attention,
but to live quietly
and keep my focus
on serving You.
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