The following "Elder's meditation" comes from my dear Native American friend, Tall deer, who is the owner of a group called "Cherokee Place of Peace" on care2.com.
Elder's Meditation of the Day
"Everyone has to find the right path. You can't see it so it's hard to find. No one can show you. Each person has to find the path by himself."
--Charlie Knight, UTE
There are certain times in our lives when a voice whispers to us. The voice doesn't always talk. Usually we hear it best when we are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Inside every person is the knowledge that a Supreme Being exists. Sometimes a restlessness occurs and it makes me feel I need to be doing something or I need to be going somewhere or maybe I start wondering who am I? Often when this happens, I feel lost. Inside of everyone is the natural, built-in desire to be walking the Red Road, or to be seeking a relationship with the Creator. No one can force us to make this journey. We must make this journey because we want to. This journey is not on the outside. The path is inside of ourselves. It is inside that we must begin our search.
I find it interesting that sometimes we humans have to hit rock bottom before we see clearly a choice of paths we can take in life. No one can show you what path to take. That revelation comes from within. Your senses interpret your surroundings and feeds your spirit with information.
Now comes the process of your choice. You need to be honest with yourself and others who come into contact with you so you will not waste time trying to remember the truth or attempt to be consistent in your chain of dishonesty. Be true to yourself so you will not burden your spirit in the path you have chosen. The walk on your path may have pebbles but without honesty there could be boulders and mountains to climb.