The Native Americans have a deep connection with Mother Nature and a profound understanding of life unlike any other culture. Long before “going green” became popular or the Dali Lama published books, these beautiful, wise beings lived in peace and harmony with the earth, with the enlightened understanding that life is short and precious, and all that exists is one.
Despite the cruel injustice they endured at the hands of ignorant, unconscious fools, their ancient wisdom lives on. Enjoy these Native American proverbs we found at the awesome website The Spirit Science and allow them to feed your soul.
“Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.” – Hopi
“It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.” – Apache
“All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.” -Arapaho
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.” – Tribe Unknown
“When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.” – Arapaho
“Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.” – Blackfoot
“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
Please share your favorite Native American quotes in the comments section. And for more Native American beauty-wisdom, check out more quotes from the always-awesome website, Spirit Science, below.
Source: The Spirit Science
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