No One

Since the Beginning

A Mirror of Creation

It Is As It Is

samminism and the medicine wheel

The Wasichus have put us in these square boxes. Our power is
gone and we are dying, for the power is not in us any more.You
can look at our boys and see how it is with us. When we were living
by the power of the circle in the way we should, boys were men at
twelve or thirteen. But now it takes them very much longer to
mature. Well, it is as it is. We are prisoners of war while we
are waiting here. But there is another world.

source: HeHaKa Sapa, Black Elk
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Image Collection, Medicine Wheel

People Who Nurture Virtue

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One who stands on tiptoe cannot stand firmly.
One who strides cannot walk far.
One who flaunts himself is not illuminated.
One who insists that he is right is self-righteous.
One who boasts of his accomplishments undoes his merit.
One who takes pride in himself impedes his own growth.

These things are normally detested by
people who nurture virtue and the truthfulness of life,
for they do not set their eyes and hearts
upon anything that is equal to
“the greed for excessive food
which fosters morbid growth.”
Thus, such things are not agreeable to them.

source: Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Eddie’s Garden, May 2015

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