Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage?
His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone.
Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.
He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own.
The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do himharm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he satstoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man! Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed hisblindfold.
It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.
We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, God is watching overus, sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.
Moral of the story: Just because you can't see God, Doesn't mean He is not there. "For we walk by faith, not by sight."
Inspirational Messages of the Heart
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
-- Mother Teresa
Eagles Dance of the Soul
Soaring two eagles dancing on the winds.
Taking us nigher and nigh,
with the warm sun shinning
Dancing and playing in sky
watching the day as it goes by
at suns sets resting within the nest for
soft evenings lullaby.
Rest the spirit that rides and feels so high
that within a moments touch
They ascend to the open sky.
Copyright 2008 Halina Kacicki
Two Wolves One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, 'My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.'
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: 'Which wolf wins?'
The old Cherokee simply replied, 'The one you feed.'
Hearts inspire, souls desire to live again!! Halina
We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.
-Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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