Following are some quotes from Great elders I have found
to be enlightening and inspiring in todays world.
Often, in contemplating the words of our Ancestors, we can
gain insight into what our lives should be. These are powerful
words, from powerful elders that can guide us through the
maze of traveling the Good Red Road.
Although some of these messages are over 100 years old,
if pondered deep enough can enlighten us today to
what we need to become to save our Earth Mother and
live in Peace with All Our Relations.
"Peace comes within the souls of men,
when they realize their oneness with the Universe,
when they realize it is really everywhere...
it is within each one of us."
Black Elk, Lakota Medicine
"I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God." Geronimo
"Love your life, perfect your life,
Beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long,
and its purpose in the service of your people."
"O Great Spirit whose voice I hear in the winds,
I come to you as one of your many children.
I need your strength and your wisdom.
Make me strong not to be superior to my brother,
but to be able to fight my greatest enemy: Myself" Chief Dan George
"The Great Spirit ... put in your heart
certain wishes and plans;
in my heart, he put other different desires....
Each man is good in the sight of the Great
Spirit." Chief Sitting Bull
"A very great vision is needed,
and the man who has it must follow it...
as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky."
Chief Crazy Horse