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#1. But no matter how they make you feel, you should always watch elders carefully. They were you and you will be them. You carry the seeds of your old age in you at this very moment, and they hear the echoes of their childhood each time they see you. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#2. Of its usage. The Creator loves the smell of sweetgrass. If you smoke the pipe and pray and then put sweetgrass on the fire, he will listen to you. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#3. The true measure of your education is not what you know, but how you share what you know with others. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#4. trails and across rushing, - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#5. We wake up one day and find we have lost our dreams in order to protect our days. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#6. It is not our task to judge the worthiness of our path; it is our task to walk our path with worthiness. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#7. Great joys make us love the world. Great sadnesses make us understand the world. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#8. We do not wish to destroy your religion, or to take it from you. We only want to enjoy our own . - Chief Red Jacket, 1805 - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#9. You need to understand this. We did not think we owned the land. The land was part of us. We didn't even know about owning the land. It is like talking about owning your grandmother - you can't own your grandmother. She just is your grandmother. Why would you talk about owning her? - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#10. FATBACK'S DEAD" The words on the slip of paper struck me like a blow. "Fatback's dead." It was not just the news itself, though the words cut deep. It was the very fact of the note, stuck on my windshield on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota, - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#11. We must find a way to replace yearning for what life has withheld from us with gratitude for what we have been given. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#12. Life is an endlessly creative experience, and we are shaping ourselves at every moment by every decision we make. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#13. We live in a world alive with holy moments. We need only take the time to bring these moments into the light. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#14. Forgiveness allows us to live in the sunlight of the present, not the darkness of the past. Forgiveness alone, of all our human actions, opens up the world to the miracle of infinite possibility. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#15. We may not all live holy lives, but we live in a world alive with holy moments. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#16. But they shared in common a belief that the earth is a spiritual presence that must be honored, not mastered. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#17. Our life is a work of art. We must seek always to be its artist. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#18. Something precious is lost if we rush headlong into the details of life without pausing for a moment to pay homage to the mystery of life and the gift of another day. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#19. The Buddhists have a story about blind men trying to describe an elephant by feeling it's various parts, and each describes the elephant according to the part he touched. That is the way we can hope to know God. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#20. It is not easy for a man to be as great as a mountain or a forest. But that is why the Creator gave them to us as teachers. Now that I am old I look once more toward them for lessons, instead of trying to understand the ways of men. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#21. The power of this experience [fatherhood] can never be explained. It is one of those joyful codings that rumbles in the species far below understanding. When it is experienced it makes you one with all men in a way that fills you with warmth and harmony. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#22. Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and domination are synonymous with manliness. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#23. My fatherhood made me understand my parents and to honor them more for the love they gave. My sonhood was revealed to me in its own perfection and I understood the reason the Chinese so value filiality, the responsibility of the son to honor the parents. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#24. Memory is a fickle thing, a flickering light in a darkroom of possibilities. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#25. But true giving is not an economic exchange; it is a generative act. It does not subtract from what we have; it multiplies the effect we can have in the world. Many - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#26. No amount of security is worth the suffering of a life lived chained to a routine that has killed your dreams. I - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#27. We Indians know about silence," he said. "We aren't afraid of it. In fact, to us it is more powerful than words. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#28. In the last analysis, we must all, Indian and no-Indian, come together. This earth is our mother, this land is our shared heritage.
Our histories and fates are intertwined, no matter where our ancestors were born and how they interacted with each other. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#29. Continue to contaminate your own bed, and you will one night suffocate in your own waste. - Chief Seattle Suqwamish and Duwamish T - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#30. Love has its own time, its own season, and its own reasons
from coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it or
reason it into staying. You can only embrace it when it
arrives and give it away when it comes to you - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#31. If we find ourselves tempted to celebrate one approach over the other, we should remember the caution of the Chinese sage Confucius, who told his followers, "Study without thinking and you are blind; think without studying and you are in danger." Formal - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#32. This is important. Money on its most basic level is a hard fact - you either have it or you don't. But on it's emotional level it is purely a fiction. It becomes what you let it become. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#33. Forgiveness is an embrace, across all barriers, against all odds, in defiance of all that is mean and petty and vindictive and cruel in this life. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#34. We humans are destined to live with our feet on the earth and our heads in the heavens, and we can never be at peace because we are pulled both ways. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#35. This is not to say that becoming a father automatically makes you a good father. Fatherhood, like marriage, is a constant struggle against your limitations and self-interests. But the urge to be a perfect father is there, because your child is a perfect gift. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#36. Until you have a son of your own ... you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#37. You want to know how to be like indians? Live close to the earth. Get rid of some of your things. Help each other. Talk to the creator. Be quiet more. Listen to the earth instead of building things on it all the time. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#38. The white man who is our agent is so stingy that he carries a linen rag in his pocket into which to blow his nose, for fear he might blow away something of value. - Piapot - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#39. When you are here, you are here. When you are gone, you are gone. It isn't a problem to be gone, so long as you are really here when you're here. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#40. Our actions in this world, and our ability to rise above the limits of our own self-interest, live on far beyond us and play their humble part in shaping a world of spirituality and peace. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#41. People should think of their words like seeds. They should plant them, then let them grow in silence. Our old people taught us that the earth is always speaking to us, but that we have to be silent to hear her. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#42. Remember that you don't choose love; love chooses you. All you really can do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing then reach out and give it away. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#43. It is much easier to become a father than to be one. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#44. In times past there were rituals of passage that conducted a boy into manhood, where other men passed along the wisdom and responsibilities that needed to be shared. But today we have no rituals. We are not conducted into manhood; we simply find ourselves there. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#45. Our brightest dreams and our greatest fears are just over the horizon. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#46. In a perfect world perhaps we would all see more clearly. But this is not a perfect world, and it is enough to hope that each of us will share our talents, and find the balance between greed and benevolence that will allow us to live and thrive and help the world around us grow. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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#47. If at times my words seem angry, you must forgive me. In my mind, there is great anger. No one who has seen the suffering of our children and the tears of our grandmothers cannot be angry. But in my heart I struggle to forgive, because the land is my teacher, and the land says to forgive. - Author: Kent Nerburn
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