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The wisdom that native American Indians offer can lead us to a more compassionate life close to nature.

According to Ojibwa Native American wisdom, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter give meaning to life.

This wisdom embodies seven teachings of the Chief Elders:  Humility, honesty, bravery, wisdom, respect, truth and love.  What ‘hill of life’ are you now experiencing?


Here are some of their powerful quotes to transform the human conscience.

Cheyenne – “Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark.”

Tribe Unknown – “Tell me and I’ll forget.  Show me, and I may not remember.  Involve me, and I’ll understand.”

Apache – “It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.”

Duwamish – “Day and night cannot dwell together.”

Maricopa – “Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something.”

Comanche – “All who have died are equal.”

Iowa – “A brave man dies but once, a coward many times.”

…my thoughts…whatever ‘hill of life’ you find yourself on…keep going forward…be not afraid…the final act of life is heavenward…