Archive of ‘Living in Beauty’ category

He fits into the landscape

The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of the forests, plains, pueblos or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers; he belongs just as the buffalo belonged… Luther Standing Bear (1868-1929) […] Read more…

Some thoughts: The Land

The land is very important to indigenous cultures. They live on it. They derive sustenance from it. When they die they become part of it physically. Native cultures believe in  interconnectedness and interrelations of all things. That we are all one. We are all related. Some take it a step further and believe that we […] Read more…

The Land

The land I stand on is my body… Sam Jones Miccosukee Seminole Los Catalos Big fan of living simply Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein Mans heart away from nature becomes hard. ~Standing Bear Read more…

Some thoughts: What is Life?

To indigenous cultures – those that still follow the old ways – the question isn’t “what is life?” but rather “what isn’t life?” The Lakota have a prayer that begins “Mitakuye Oyasin ” which means all are related. We are all one. Everything is connected. Working with the understanding that indigenous cultures  are centered around […] Read more…

What is Life?

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly at night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is the the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. Chief Crowfoot Blackfoot Los Catalos Big fan of living simply Look deep into nature, and […] Read more…

Waking at Daybreak

He wakes at daybreak, puts on his moccasins and steps down to the water’s edge. Here he throws handfuls of clear, cold water into his face, or plunges in bodily, After the bath, he stands erect before the advancing dawn, facing the sun as it dances upon the horizon, and offers his unspoken orison. His […] Read more…

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