10 Incredible Pieces Of Wisdom From Indigenous Elders

Native Americans are a very spiritual people. They live in peace with the land and seek deeper understandings through genuine means.

Part of every tribe's coming of age ceremony involved proof of productive spiritual development. Strength of character and morals were placed above material goods and grand accomplishments.

1. "The Great Spirit is in all things: he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us." –Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki Algonquin

A respect and need for the unity of all people and creeds is critical for peace and universal prosperity. If we can't recognize we are all brothers and sisters, in this together then we will continue to waste time and resources fighting each other.

2. "The first piece, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the Universe and all its powers and when they realize that at the center of the Universe dwells the Great Spirit and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us." – Black Elk – Oglala Sioux

Recognizing the similarities of everyone, we can cultivate compassion and use resources where they are truly needed.

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