Tuesday, May 31, 2011

HUMBLE YET WISE ~~ NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER





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 hold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made.
My ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand
The things you might teach me.
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 clear hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset.
My spirit may come to you without shame.
 
Chief Yellow Lark, Lakota

Recognizing virtues and talents that others possess, particularly those that surpass one's own, and giving due honor and, when required ~~ is being humble, yet with wisdom.

In other words you surrender yourself to the creator as reflected in the Native prayer above. 

Sikhism says it well:  "The fruit of humility is intuitive peace and pleasure". 

The emotion of Humility not only comes from wisdom but  it nourishes the spirit and soul! It is true that on occasions our weakness is our worst enemy from our egotistical self. Controlling our ego takes great self awareness. We need to recognize it before we can reconcile it. Meditation can accomplish this.  Find your special place near you and in peace relax the mind and close your eyes and feel the essence of who you are. Then, you may want to read the above Native prayer  again.


 May you find your intuitive peace and pleasure!


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