September 29, 2008

Words to Live By

Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds, and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me! I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy--myself. Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.
Lakota Sioux, Chief Yellow Lark - 1887


  1. American Indians have the coolest way of looking at things. I like this. Perfect picture choice to go along with it too. That is awesome that you guys got to see that herd of wild horses.

  2. You really did a great job mixing the pictures with the prayer. Very good thoughts, but then I love Native American spirituality as well. Very nice. We need a chief like Yellow Lark.

  3. I agree with Mountain Mama. If only Yellow Lark were here today.



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