ELDERS DAILY MEDITATIONS
“The old people say, `Learn from your mistakes’. So I try to accept everything for what it is and to make the best of each situation one day at a time.”
–Dr. A.C. Ross (Ehanamani), LAKOTA
The Creator did not design us to beat ourselves up when we make mistakes. Mistakes are our friends. It is from mistakes that we learn. The more mistakes we learn from, the faster we gain wisdom. The faster we gain wisdom, the more we love. The more we love, the fewer our mistakes. Therefore, mistakes help us to learn love. God is love. Mistakes are sacred and help us learn about God’s will for ourselves.
Great Spirit, help me, today, to learn from my mistakes.
SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
It is agreed we are to learn from the good things and the bad things that happen in our lives. The white man came up with a good word to justify his irresponsible actions, “It is referred to as mistake”. I have always looked at mistake as being a Filet Mignon, Porterhouse or T-Bone steak from an unmarried female bovine. Our learning process is an absolute and as Grandpa used to say ” What lesson did you learn today by your lack of knowledge”? We must look to Elders for a lot of answers and trusting that they will not steer us wrong. So when we are growing up we are always messing up and getting corrected. This helped us in many circumstances to not repeat the same thing again, yet in some areas we did trying it differently only to find that the end results are the same. We need to trust more to Creator and people who are close to us. Granted, We cannot trust everyone but we can at lease try to trust a few.
~ Arthur Medicine Eagle- Sonier, MEGAMAW
Gitsch Manito-Creator, Wásóq-Spiritworld,Thank you for my family and all the Elders of my life for the teachings. Please help me to pass on those teachings respectfully so others can learn. Thank you for our children, teens, adults, and elders.
Welálin-ThankYou, Msit Nókmaq, Chi-Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin
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