Posts Tagged ‘reflections’

Silence

Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit. The man who preserves his selfhood is ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence… If you ask him: “What is silence?” he will answer “It is the Great Mystery. The holy silence is his voice.” If you ask: “What are the […] Read more…

The Training of Children

Training began with children who were taught to sit still and enjoy it. They were taught to use their organs of smell, to look where there was apparently nothing to see and to listen intently when all was seemingly quiet. Luther Standing Bear (1868-1939) Oglala Sioux Chief Los Catalos Big fan of living simply Look […] Read more…

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…

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