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This page is intended to “blow your mind” and open us all to the possibilities beyond our current paradigm. Please take the time to listen to his words, notice his demeanor, and honor his commitment to truth and the common man/ woman/ everyperson. Thank you, Gabor, for your courage. ~ Madeline
Gabor Maté: TEDx Talk, The Power of Addiction and the Addiction of Power
Daily Elder Meditations:
“Growth is a painful process.”
~ Wilma Mankiller, CHEROKEE
“Whenever we grow, we usually need to let go of emotional attachments. Letting go can be painful. Sometimes growth allows us to deal with fear. All fear can fit into two categories: one, we’re going to lose something we have, and two, we’re not going to get something we want. Both of these categories can cause pain. The best way to grow is to pray to the Great Spirit and ask Him to guide and protect us. All growth is guided by God.
My Creator, guide my growth today and give me your love and courage to help my pain.” ~ Don Coyhis (via whitebison.org)
“I am building myself. There are many roots. I plant, I pick, I prune. I consume.”
~ Wendy Rose, HOPI/MIWOK
“The most sacred thing on this Mother Earth is life. My life on this earth is governed by God’s laws, principles, and spiritual values. These things are my roots. Let me see Your gifts of growing and becoming a spiritual warrior. Make my strength based on values – spiritual values; on principles and laws, the laws of God that really run the universe. We need to realize the seeds we plant in the spring will be what shows up in our summer season of growth and will be the fruits that we will harvest in our fall season. We really have a lot to do with what shows up in our lives. Great Spirit, let my seed that I plant today be based on values that will make You pleased with my selection.” ~ Don Coyhis (via whitebison.org)
“You can do this anytime you eat a meal. Before taking the first bite, just pause and think of those men and women of wisdom and mentally offer them your food. In this way, you connect with the virtue of devotion.Before taking the second bite, pause and offer your food to all those who’ve been kind to you. This nurtures the virtues of gratitude and appreciation. The third bite is offered to those who are suffering: all the people and animals who are starving, or being tortured or neglected, without comfort or friends. Think, too, of all of us who suffer from aggression, craving, and indifference. This simple gesture awakens the virtue of compassion. In this way-by relying on our teachers, our benefactors, and those in need-we gather the virtues of devotion, gratitude, and kindness.” ~ Pema Chödrön (via onespiritinterfaith.org)