wisdom of the water

21 Dec

‘Heed the lesson of the rain drop’
an elderly squaw once told me,
‘it follows the humble path,
and doesn’t fight gravity…

yet it always gains momentum,
flowing with the greatest strength,
stronger than even the rocks,
yet still, below all other things…

Water leaves it’s mark on canyons,
and we seek it out to survive,
Water has a system it follows,
and it will come & go with the tide,

Heed a lesson from the water,
be humble as you set out again.
Don’t fight the ways of nature,
& don’t fear the mighty mountain…

Find a method that you can follow,
and gain strength from those around.
If you can learn to be like water,
then you shall make your people proud.’

from the creek to the river
from the river to the lake
even the tide in the ocean,
water is wise in it’s way…

No, an old squaw did not give me this advice, but it I did fabricate it out of the inspiration i felt after hearing an old Oglala Sioux saying, “We should be as water, which is lower than all things yet stronger than even the rocks”…


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3 responses to “wisdom of the water

  1. philosophermouseofthehedge

    December 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Well said

  2. Rasta teacher

    December 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    This is Tao
    Thank you for these beautiful words.

  3. Online Affiliates

    December 22, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Very nice job


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