"Native American Quotes" refers to a collection of wise and insightful words spoken by individuals from the indigenous tribes of North America. These quotes encompass a wide range of topics, including spirituality, nature, community, and wisdom.
They often carry deep meaning and offer valuable perspectives on life, relationships, and the interconnectedness of all things. Native American quotes serve as a reminder of the rich cultural heritage and wisdom that has been passed down through generations, providing inspiration and guidance for people from all walks of life.
Below are various native american quotes with their meanings/explanations;
“Among the Indians there have been no written laws. Customs handed down from generation to generation have been the only laws to guide them. Everyone might act differently from what was considered right did he choose to do so, but such acts would bring upon him the censure of the Nation…. This fear of the Nation’s censure acted as a mighty band, binding all in one social, honorable compact.” – Tecumseh Shawnee
The Indian country is home to a wide variety of cultures and religions. Some of these cultures were brought over by the Europeans, while others were created by the native people themselves. There are no written laws in the Indian country, and customs that have been passed down from generation to generation are the only real laws that guide them. Everyone might act differently from what was considered right in their own way, so it's important to be aware of what is expected of you and what is allowed.
“One does not sell the land people walk on.” – Crazy Horse
When it comes to land, there are two types of people: those who want it and those who don't. Those who want the land, often times go to great lengths to get it. Sometimes, they do this by using violence or bribery. Those who don't want the land, often times do something more subtle- like buying it from the original owner or negotiator. But in either case, they always have to ask for something in return.
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” – Chief Seattle, Duwamish
There has long been debate as to whether or not humans have woven the web of life. One argument is that we are but one thread within it, and whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. Another argument is that all things are bound together, and if we break bread with a friend, we are eating thoughts and feelings as well.
“Man’s law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same.” – Crow
In any society, there are certain laws that are always in effect. These include the laws of nature, custom, and society. However, the laws of man change as he learns more about himself. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same.
“Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.” – Mourning Dove Salish
Everything on earth has a purpose, according to the Indian theory of existence. This theory suggests that everything exists for a reason, and that there is a specific mission for each person. The theory also contends that diseases are caused by the wrong things, and that herbs can cure them.
“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children.” – Tribe Unknown
Earth has been given to us by our ancestors. But we do not inherit it from them. We borrow it from our children. Our ancestors were taught how to live on Earth, but we are not able to do it as well as they were. So we must rely on the help of our children and grandchildren to keep Earth healthy and sustainable for future generations.
“I have learned that the point of life’s walk is not where or how far I move my feet but how I am moved in my heart.” – Anasazi Foundation
He has learned that the point of life is not where or how far you move your feet but how you are moved in your heart. This means that the purpose of life is to find out what makes you happy and to do what makes you fulfilled.
“Before eating, always take time to thank the food.” – Arapaho
There are many reasons to thank the food that you eat, whether it is the sustenance that you need to survive or the pleasure that you take in eating. Some people might even say that thankfulness is one of the most important things that they can have in their lives. Whether you appreciate the nourishment your food provides or simply appreciate the taste of good food, there are many things to be thankful for.
“You already possess everything necessary to become great.” – Crow
Achievements in life don't come easy, but if you work hard and set your goals high, you can achieve anything. If you're willing to put in the effort, there's no reason not to become great.
“Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people want it.” – Crow
When it comes to old age, many people would rather die than live beyond the ripe years of seventy. However, many people still believe that life in old age is honorable. For some, it may be the final chance to experience happiness and love. Others may choose to spend their days in bed or a hospice care, knowing that they will have the opportunity to die with dignity.
“One of the things my parents taught me, and I’ll always be grateful for the gift, is to not ever let anybody else define me.” –Wilma Mankiller
When it comes to our identity, we are constantly defined by what our parents told us. We learn from them and take their words to heart, even when we don't agree with everything they say. One of the things we always remember is not to let anyone else define us. We are who we are and that's something to be grateful for.
“You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” – Navajo
In most cases, when someone is pretending to be asleep, they will usually fall asleep. However, in some cases, people may unwittingly wake up during this process. If this occurs, it is important to try and ensure that the person can ascertain what is happening and whether they are safe.
“Poverty is a noose that strangles humility and breeds disrespect for God and man.” – Sioux
Poverty is a noose that strangles humility and breeds disrespect for God and man. It stunts people's growth, creativity, and potential. In order to thrive in life, it is essential to have healthy esteem and respect for oneself and others. Poverty leads to a lack of self-confidence, which can lead to social isolation, joblessness, drugs, and alcoholism. The result is an individual who is weakened and less able to cope with the world.
“Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark.” – Cheyenne
There are certain things that you can do to increase your chances of avoiding getting into a physical altercation with someone, and one of the most effective ways is to develop a relationship with them. However, it's important to be aware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark. If you're ever in an argument with someone, make sure to try and get their attention by speaking up.
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.” – Tribe Unknown
This article is about how to deal with people when they make you forget. It starts with the idea that if someone wants something, they will always try to get it from you. This includes trying to involve you in their activities, and making sure that you understand what they want. However, some people can be so persistent that it becomes difficult to remember what they want or why they are asking for something.
“I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.” – Shooter Teton Sioux
In order to achieve great things, it is necessary for a man to have backup. In any undertaking, it is not enough for a man to rely solely upon himself. He needs assistance from others in order to make the success of his project a reality. This is why it is so important for people to learn how to trust others. Doing so will help them build relationships that are meaningful and beneficial to both parties involved.
“The ground on which we stand is sacred ground. It is the blood of our ancestors.” – Chief Plenty Coups, Crow
According to many, the ground on which we stand is sacred ground. It is the blood of our ancestors that has kept this land alive for centuries. This land was given to us by our ancestors and it is their land. They fought and died on this ground to protect it. Today, we still owe a lot to these people and we are grateful for their sacrifices.
“The weakness of the enemy makes our strength. “– Cherokee
In the modern day, the enemy is more difficult to defeat than ever before. However, this does not mean that the enemy is weak; in fact, they can be quite powerful when combined with the right strategy and Tactics. The weakness of the enemy makes our strength even greater, as we are able to strengthen against them without any significant losses.
”Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it.” – Arapaho
Until the late 1800s, most Native Americans engaged in land-grabbing expeditions in order to acquire new land to add to their traditional hunting grounds. This was often done through warfare and raids against other tribes. Once the white man became the dominant force in the United States, land acquisition began to change.
So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists– as it surely will. Then act with courage. – Chief White Eagle
Mists envelopes you as the sun shines through. Allow yourself to be still for a while, until the sun pours through and dispels the mists. Then act with courage, because it is time to go back to your life.
“Even a small mouse has anger.” – Tribe Unknown
Anger is often felt by small animals, specifically mice. Many small animals are afraid of people and other animals, so they do not have a lot of self-control. This can lead to angry behavior in particular when left alone or when provoked.
“When I think of my past life, and the bitter trials I have endured, I can scarcely believe I live, and yet I do; and, with the help of Him who notes the sparrow’s fall, I mean to fight for my down-trodden race while life lasts.” –Sarah Winnemucca
For many people, the idea of living a past life is difficult to envisage. It may be hard to imagine what it was like to go through the struggles and hurt that can be associated with living someone else's life. For some, however, it is possible to revisit their past lives in a way that allows them to gain perspective and understand their current situation.
“Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something.” – Maricopa
Everyone has dreams, but not everyone realizes what they have in mind. Some people achieve their goals by working hard and taking the right steps. Other people have a different dream that is much more difficult to achieve. They might never even consider trying because they don't think it's possible. But if someone has the passion and dreams of something, no matter what it is, they will achieve it.
“There is a power in nature that man has ignored. And the result has been heartache and pain.” – Anasazi Foundation
Nature has always been a powerful force. Man has always been able to harness his power for his own gain. However, man has not always realized this power. The consequences of this have been heartache and pain. There is a power in nature that man has ignored and the result has been heartache and pain.
“You know that women are always looked upon as nothing, but we are your mothers, you are our sons, our cry is all for peace, let it continue. This peace must last forever.” –Nanye-hi Gighau
Women have been looked down on for centuries, and even now, many are still treated with respect. But that doesn't mean that we don't have feelings or needs. In fact, many of us rely on our mothers and other females for guidance during difficult times. We know they're always there for us, and we know they want peace in the world. But enough is enough. We need to be heard and respected as equals, no matter what.
“Go forward with courage. When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.”
– Chief White Eagle
Doubt is the fear of not knowing. It can come in the form of a fear of change, fear of the unknown, or fear of being wrong. Despite these fears, it is important to remember that doubt is a natural part of life. When you are in doubt, be still and wait. When doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
“We’ve all been through a lot we don’t understand in a world made to either break us or make us so hard we can’t break even when it’s what we need most to do.” – Tommy Orange
It feels like the world is against us. We are constantly hit with hard times, and no one can help us. But despite everything, we have to keep going. We have to fight for what we want, and we have to be strong enough to do it. No one is perfect, and no one can do it all on their own. Together, we can make a difference.
“When you know who you are; when your mission is clear, and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive.” – Chief Seattle, Duwamish
When you know who you are, your mission is clear, and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. This simple understanding allows for an all-encompassing satisfaction that comes from knowing who you are and what you are called to do.
“It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.” – Apache
There are many reasons why it is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. One reason is that when thunder and lightning are occurring simultaneously, it can be very dangerous. When one person has too much thunder in their mouth, they may not be able to hear other people or listen to what they are saying. Additionally, when lightning is happening, it can be difficult to see.
“We know our lands have now become more valuable. The white people think we do not know their value; but we know that the land is everlasting, and the few goods we receive for it are soon worn out and gone.” – Canassatego
The white people think that the land is fleeting and does not have much worth. But we know that the land is eternal, and will always be valuable. The few goods that we receive for it are quickly worn out and no longer effective. We must work hard to keep our lands, so that they can continue to provide us with resources for centuries to come.
“Our first teacher is our own heart.” – Cheyenne
Since we were toddlers, we've known that our hearts are in the right place. Our parents have always been there for us and our teachers have helped us grow up into happy, healthy adults. Even though our first teacher is not a professional, she has become a part of our lives and we can't imagine our lives without her.
“The Holy Land is everywhere” – Black Elk
The region now known as the Holy Land has been home to various civilizations for centuries, and there are still many mysteries and secrets waiting to be discovered. From ancient ruins to hidden tombs, it's no wonder that the region is full of history and culture. In addition to its rich history, the Holy Land has also become a hotspot for religious pilgrimages, with many people converging on Jerusalem in search of religious observance or pilgrimage.
“He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone.” – Seneca
Doing great things requires a team. Whether it is a team of people who are willing to work hard and put in the effort, or a team of people who are available and willing to help out. There are many different ways to become a part of a great team, and it is important to find the right one for you. There are plenty of resources online that can help you find the perfect team for your specific goals.
“For Indigenous people, the goal for our land is definitely about protection, but it’s also about use. We see ourselves as so integrated with our territory that our protection is tied to our use and our use is tied to our protection. We use the resources on our territory to live.” –Rebecca Adamson
The goal of Indigenous people for their land is protection, but it's also about use. We see ourselves as so integrated with our territory that our protection is tied to our use and occupation. Our land has always been a part of our lives and we have always tried to make the most of it.
“Children learn from what they see. We need to set an example of truth and action.” – Howard Rainer, Taos Pueblo-Creek
Truth is, we all have a shared set of experiences and memories that we can draw upon to learn. We need to set an example of truth and action in our lives so that others can follow suit. We must be honest with ourselves and others, and be transparent in our actions. If we keep these values in our lives, we will be successful in achieving our goals.
“Day and night cannot dwell together.” – Duwamish
Day and night cannot dwell together in the same place. This is because during the daytime, the sun's light reaches us and during the nighttime, the moon's light does the same. That is why it is important to have a dark room in order to see clearly.
“How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right.” – Black Hawk, Sauk
The white race has always been a favorite target of racists. They try to generalize all black people as being lazy and stupid, while conveniently leaving out the white people who do the same things. This generalization often leads to wrong conclusions, as whites often make more sense of words than those who don't have white privilege.
“All dreams spin out from the same web.” – Hopi
All dreams, no matter what their origin, have the potential to take you on a journey. Whether they come from your own mind or someone else’s, they can provide you with a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. Whether you’re looking for guidance on how to achieve your goals or just want to relax and de-stress, dreams can do just that.
“The homeland affects you directly: it affects your body; it affects the collective mind and the collective heart and the collective spirit.” –Joy Harjo
The homeland affects you directly it affects your body; it affects the collective mind the collective heart and the collective spirit. The homeland is the place where we are born and where we live our lives. It is our home, and it is what connects us to each other. The homeland affects us in many ways: through our social media, through our political opinions, and through our sense of identity.
“One finger cannot lift a pebble.” – Hopi
If you try to lift a pebble with one hand, you'll find that your fingers are too heavy. This is because the muscles in your hands and arms are used to lift objects with two hands. If you only use one hand to lift the pebble, you'll be able to lift it just about any way you want – even if it's a little lower than where your fingers should be.
“A frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives.” – Tribe Unknown
Although many people believe that frogs drink up water from ponds and lakes, this is not actually the case. Frogs drink up air when they need to, which is why they can often be seen drinking from small openings in tree bark or rocks.
“The secret to our success is that we never give up.”
We have never given up on our dreams or goals, which has allowed us to achieve success in our personal and professional lives. We have faced all sorts of challenges and hardships, but we have persevered and kept moving forward. This is why we are so successful- we never give up on our dreams and goals.
“They have assumed the names and gestures of their enemies, but have held on to their own, secret souls; and in this there is a resistance and an overcoming, a long outwaiting.” – N. Scott Momaday
There is resistance and overcoming of differences among the Iraqi government and its enemies, as well as a long wait for their own secret souls to be revealed. These separate factions have considered themselves enemies for years, but over time they have developed a resistance to one another and to internal differences. This has been a long outwaiting for the emergence of an all-encompassing Iraqi government.
“Our job is to be an awake people…utterly conscious, to attend to our world.” – Louis Owens
When you are awake and conscious, your world is your own. You are in control of your thoughts, emotions, and actions. This means that you can live a life that is fulfilling and happy, without constantly feeling anxious or stressed. There are many ways to be an awake person, and there is no one way to be successful. However, the most important thing is to stay focused on your goals, and to be always aware of what is happening in your world.
“A man who looks first to a woman’s outer beauty will never know her beauty divine, for there is dust upon his eyes and he is blind.” –White Buffalo Calf Woman
Most men are always looking for ways to improve their appearance, whether it's through working out or using makeup. But even if a man only looks at the exterior of a woman, he still won't know her true beauty. For one, dust on his eyes can make him look older or less sighted. Additionally, he is blind and cannot see the deep inside of a woman - which means he will never be able to appreciate her true beauty.
“This time they would find the path to love and to acceptance. This time, she would know and understand the secrets of his heart as well as those of her own.” – Janelle Taylor, Savage Ecstasy
Since the turn of the century, love has been a topic of whispered conversations and heated arguments. Whether it is between friends and friends or romantic partners, the concept of love has always been a part of society. However, there was a time when love would be considered acceptable and accepted by both parties involved; this time is now. The idea of accepting someone for who they are and not based on what they have done or what they look like is becoming more popular each day.
“The land is sacred. These words are at the core of your being. The land is our mother, the rivers our blood. Take our land away and we die. That is, the Indian in us dies.” –Mary Brave Bird
When the U.S. government began to forcibly remove Native Americans from their land in the late 1800s, it was with the goal of developing it for white people. This was a project that always drove Native Americans further into poverty and homelessness, and ultimately led to their extinction.
“There is but one secret to success: never give up.” – Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Success is not a destination. It's a journey. And the journey is never ending. Whatever your path may be, keep moving forward and never give up on your dreams. The secret to success is to never be afraid to take the first step.
“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.” – Arapaho
If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come. Our minds are capable of storing vast amounts of data and knowledge, but if we're constantly questioning why something is happening or what we should be doing, it can become difficult to keep up with the ever-growing pile of knowledge. By thinking about the things we don't understand and asking our friends, family, and even strangers for help understanding the complexities of life, we can gradually start to build a library of our own.
“When you were born, you cried, and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” – Cherokee
When you were born, the world was in a state of joy. The new life was beginning and everything seemed to be perfect. But soon the joy turned to sadness when the baby's heart stopped beating. Crying filled the world as people tried to figure out what had happened. Many believed that the baby had been killed or lost their life in some way. People all around the world mourned for the little one they had never met.
“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” – Blackfoot
Life is a mystery. It is the mystery of what happens when we die. It is the mystery of why we are here on this earth. It is the mystery of how we came to be. Life is a mystery that has been aggrandized by science. We understand more about life than ever before, but we still do not know everything about it. Life is a mystery that can be solved only by exploring it further.
“When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.” – Chief Seattle
In a future where the Earth is in trouble, the animals will begin to disappear. The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them, but first they will have to battle against an evil force that has been manipulating the world for their own gain.
“I want to be remembered as the person who helped us restore faith in ourselves.” –Wilma Mankiller
Despite the setbacks we have faced, we want to be remembered as someone who helped us restore faith in ourselves. We have faced many challenges throughout our lives, but we have never given up on our dreams and goals. We are determined to succeed and live a fulfilling life.
“Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins.” – Cheyenne
It is always important to stay impartial when judging others, especially if you live in a neighborhood. After all, we all have our own biases and perspectives that we are not likely to share with anyone we meet. However, if you live in a neighborhood where everyone is walking around in moccasins, it's important to judge them on their shoes rather than their character.
“I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches, but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.” – Red Cloud, Makhpiya-luta
In a time when many people are struggling to make ends meet, it is important to remember that not every person is rich. In fact, many people are poor and naked. Some people may think that because they are not rich, they are better off, but that is not the case. Riches would do us no good in the world where we live. We could not take them with us to the other world because they would be wasted on something that we cannot find.
“Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.” – Hopi
Crying is one of the most popular activities that people do. It is said that crying helps to release stored emotions and it can also help to reduce stress. Although crying is not always easy, it can be highly beneficial in terms of reducing stress levels. There are many ways to cry, and it is important that you find the method that feels comfortable for you. If you find that crying makes you feel better, then by all means cry!
“Remember that your children are not your own but are lent to you by the Creator.” – Mohawk
Children come into the world with a lot of potential. They are capable of so much and can be so special. However, they are also vulnerable and need to be protected. Parents should remember that their children are not their own and are lent to them by the Creator.
“There is no death, only a change of worlds.” – Duwamish
The world is changing and we must be prepared for it. The world is full of new opportunities and dangers. Our job is to be adaptable and ready for whatever comes our way. Whether it is a new job, a new country, or a new relationship, we must be willing to change and adapt.
“Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance.” – Lakota
There is a power in force that can be undetectable and relentless. Resistance can form when people become aware of the power being used against them, and they begin to fight back. The use of force must be considered carefully when trying to gain control over someone, as it can quickly lead to unforeseen consequences.
“When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.” – Arapaho
Respect for living things is an innate quality that we all have. When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. This begins with being kind and understanding to them, and ends with giving them the respect they deserve.
“Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way.” – Blackfoot
Death can be a scary thing, but it is also a moment of beauty. When we die, we are no longer living and can't see the world around us. But life continues on in other forms, even after we die. Some people say that death is just an illusion, but for me, it is still a beautiful thing to experience.
“Hold on to what is good, Even if it’s a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, Even if it’s a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, Even if it’s a long way from here.” – Crowfoot
If you are looking for a way out of your current situation, it is important to remember what has worked in the past and hold onto that. If you can, find a few things to be proud of and stick to them. Remember, even if everything around you seems to be collapsing, there is still time for a miracle.
“Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish have been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” – Native American Proverb
In the past, humans were able to trade goods and services with other nations for goods and services. Today, most human interactions are through money. Money is how we pay for goods and services. However, money is not a sustainable way to do business. It is not possible to keep creating new money after old money has been used up. The only way to create new money is to create something new that has never been done before- like a new kind of currency.
“We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.” – Qwatsinas (Hereditary Chief Edward Moody), Nuxalk Nation
The loss of forests is a major threat to the environment. Forests provide many different types of ecological communities, including trees, animals, and fish. They also play an important role in climate change and provide shade and nesting sites for wildlife. The loss of forests can have a significant impact on environmental sustainability, human health, and economic development.
“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.” – Dakota
It has been a while since they left and they are thinking of all the places they've been. They plan on leaving their marks on the world by leaving their tracks. This will be remembered forever.
“It does not require many words to speak the truth.” – Chief Joseph, Nez Perce
The truth is that it does not require many words to speak the truth. All you need is clear, concise and honest communication. If you can communicate your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a way that is respectful and understanding, people will be more likely to listen to you.
“All who have died are equal.” – Comanche
No one knows for sure what happened to all the people who have died in the past. However according to popular belief, they are all equal in the eyes of God. Many people find this belief comforting, as it gives them a sense of certainty about what happened to them.
“Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of the little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.” – Black Elk, Oglala Lakota Sioux
A lot has been said about growing up and the process of maturing. However, there is an other process that goes on between children and adults which many people do not understand- the process of learning from very little children. This may be why the Great Spirit may show them many things that older people miss. Even though it can be difficult, it is a process that can lead to a deeper understanding of the world around us.
“Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.” – Blackfoot
Dogs are known for being loyal and trusting, but this doesn't mean they don't have their flaws. One of the most common mistakes humans make is trusting dogs to not bite them. This is a big mistake, as dogs can be dangerous if they're not taught how to handle themselves in a safe way. If you want to keep your dog safe, it's important to teach them how to properly greet people, sit, stay put, and leave when asked.
“I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, but rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.” –Sun Bear
In this day and age, many people believe that the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings are. While this may be true in some cases, it is not the only measure. A civilization can be judged by how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man. This has been a major factor in the success of many civilizations.
“I don’t want to settle. I love to roam over the prairies. There I feel free and happy, but when we settle down we grow pale and die.”
– Chief Satanta
There is something special about roaming over the prairies and feeling free. However, when we settle down, we can start to feel like we are suffocating. Settling down means that we lose our freedoms and happiness. It can be difficult to maintain our freedom when we live in a city or on a farm.
“The saddest day has gleams of light, The darkest wave hath bright foam beneath it. There twinkles o’er the cloudiest night, Some solitary star to cheer it.” –Sarah Winnemucca
On this saddest day, there is a glimmer of light on the horizon. The darkness has been replaced by a new dawn where some solitary star can brighten up the day. In the midst of all this darkness, there is a moment of hope that everything will be alright.
“May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, May hope forever wipe away your tears, And, above all, may silence make you strong.” – Chief Dan George
The night sky is a place where one can find beauty and optimism. It is a place full of stars and the darkness that surrounds them. The flowers in the garden brighten up when the sun sets, and the sadness that one finds in life is erased by the beauty of the night sky. It is a place where hope and love are found, and silence can make you strong.
“This war did not spring up on our land, this war was brought upon us by the children of the Great Father who came to take our land without a price, and who, in our land, do a great many evil things… This war has come from robbery – from the stealing of our land.” – Spotted Tail
This war was not brought upon us by the children of the Great Father, but by the adults who have caused it. They have taken our land without a price, and they do many evil things.
“If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove.” – Cheyenne
There is no one answer to this question, as the wisdom of a man is subjective. However, some experts say that it is important for men to be harmless and not seem threatening or aggressive. This can help avoid making innocent people feel uncomfortable or threatened, which can lead to them leaving the man in question.
“You have to look deeper, way below the anger, the hurt, the hate, the jealousy, the self-pity, way down deeper where the dreams lie, son. Find your dream. It’s the pursuit of the dream that heals you.” – Billy Mills
Looking further than anger, hurt, hate and jealousy can actually do more harm than good. The more you focus on the wrong things, the harder it will be to move on. So, when you start seeing yourself as a victim instead of a creator, it's only natural to become bitter and resentful. And that only leads to more pain and dysfunction. To find your dream, look down deep into the core of who you are and what makes you happy.