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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Wilma Mankiller

"I learned a long time ago that I can't control the challenges the creator sends my way, but I can control the way I think about them and deal with them" 
Wilma Mankiller1945-2010, Chief of the Cherokee nation.

Wise words from an inspirational person.... here are some more...

"We call upon the earth, our planet home, for its beautiful depths, and soaring heights, its vitality and abundance of life, and together, we ask that it teach us, and show us the way. We call upon the mountains, the cascades and the olympics, the high green valleys and the meadows filled with wildflowers, the snows that never melt, the summits of intense silence, and we ask that they teach us, and show us the way..." please read more here on Cari's blog 

After reading this I searched for more information about this lady, and this speech from 1993 is well worth reading in full. It contains lessons for us all, I reckon. Her words will live on & this quote springs to mind...



We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.(Native American- Dakota)

and a few more words from Wilma herself...

"....And lastly we call upon all that we hold most sacred, the presence and power of great spirit of love and truth, which flows throughout all the universe, to be with us, and teach us, and show us the way."


Quite!

5 comments:

Paula said...

Thanks for sharing. I is exactly what I needed to read today.

Lisa said...

I really enjoyed your post and her speech.

sue said...

great quotes :) will check out the links too, thankyou xx

iridescentdark said...

I've bookmarked that speech, thanks so much for sharing that! I have a particular soft spot for the native american spirituality and practices, and this woman has only stoked the fires! Such a loss, but I'm sure she leaves behind a powerful legacy.

Suzi Smith said...

Glad you appreciated that... i only found it via cari, but I know there's quite a few of us who appreciate these things!

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