Native American Wisdom:
The Natural Laws are
Written in our Hearts
"We may brave human laws, but we cannot
resist natural ones."
-- Jules Verne
"The Old Ones have always said that no matter
who despises or ignores you, no matter who
keeps you from entering their circles, it is right
to pray for them because they are like us, too."
-- Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA
You don't know how an apple tastes until you taste
it. You don't know what a fish tastes like until you
eat it. You don't know how it is to be a woman unless
you are one. You don't know what it means to have a
baby until you have one. So it is with the natural
An example: the natural law of forgiveness says, if
you hate someone, pray for the person to be blessed
with happiness, joy and all the blessings of the
You will not know about this law unless you do it.
The natural law says love others as you love yourself.
If you hate yourself or feel guilt in some area of
yourself, you will tend to judge and condemn your
You cannot give away what you don't have. You teach
your children by your example, not by your words. The
are written in our hearts.
Great Spirit, teach me how
to look into my heart.
Source: Elder's Meditation of the Day - February 27