Thursday, November 16, 2006

Climb the Mountain

Climb the mountain and hear its wisdom upon the wind.
Spirits peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you
Storms will give their energy, Moon her light, Wolf his wisdom.
Your cares and worries will drop off like autumn leaves.

Strive to make yourself like water, both gentle and strong. Make yourself gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the world And yet strong enough to rise up and reshape the world around you.

In your journey you search for answers and wisdom
Yet the best things in life are already nearest to you.
Spirits breath in your nostrils, sunlight in your eyes, flowers at your feet,
The duties at your hand, and the path of rightness laying just before you.

Do not grasp at the stars; take life's plain, common work as it comes,
Bid your children to accept and walk with Nature.
Let them see the beautiful blending and communions of death and life
Teach them of the joyous inseparable unity.
To learn in woods and meadows, plains, mountains, and streams
Discovering the blessed path we walk.

And help them to learn that death is not the end perceived,
But as beautiful as life and as unending as creation.
Spirit provides the three things we crave most:
Happiness, freedom, and peace of mind,
Easily attained by simply giving them to someone else.

The Old Buzzard offers his thanks to author
Steve ‘Easy' Whitacre who posted this on
A Single Standing Teepee
Nov. 16th, 2006

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