Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold
the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things
you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy - myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my Spirit may come to you without shame.
MoonNStarz3X3 write: Hold on to what is good, Even if it's a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, Even if it's a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, Even if it's a long way from here. Hold on to your life, Even if it's easier to let go. Hold on to my hand, Even if someday I'll be gone away from you.
I love this one Moon! This quote also reminds me of 2 plants that a friend gave me last year & I never found the time to plant them. They were still in the boxes with the dirt & I would always water them & figured I would eventually find a place to plant them. Well? Never happened...This Spring I found that the boxes decomposed but the plants took root & guess what? Yep...They are growing! One of the plants were Lily of the Valley & I was very surprised that they are flowering!
So yep..."Bloom where you are planted"...or in this case...not planted but placed!
The greatest risk in life is to risk nothing.
Those who risk nothing, have nothing, are nothing, and become nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn to feel, to change, to grow, to love, and to live.
Their lack of risk chains them; they become slaves because they have forfeited their freedom.
Only those who risk are truelly free!