“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.
There may be hundreds of Native American tribes spread all over America even today, still they are all bound by the same love and awe for nature. Their voices are soft and words simple, yet their message is ever clear.
Here are some quotes soaked in the wisdom of the ancient ones:
1) “I have been to the end of the earth, I have been to the end of the waters, I have been to the end of the sky, I have been to the end of the mountains, I have found none that are not my friends.” ~ Navajo
The Navajo share a very close relationship with nature, and its revered by the tribe. Nature forms an important part of their ceremonies, as they believe it reactivates our connection to the source and reminds us of our true divinity.
This saying is about understanding that all nature is a gift and when you realise the interconnectedness of all things, you receive its limitless love.
2) “Our first teacher is our own heart.” ~ Cheyenne Like Rumi said, “If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.”
Trust your instincts, listen to the whispers of your heart. It may not be as loud as the rage of the mind but it is the only thing worth listening to.
3) “Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.” ~ Hopi
Crying is an act of letting go and surrendering to the moment. The mind may be confused but the body responds in perfect harmony with the heart.
Shed your tears, they are the physical manifestations of spiritual and emotional trauma. When they are dispersed, the mind, body and heart feels lighter and weightless.