Traditional Cherokee teachings relate to us how important it is that we move through our lives with courage, humility, respect, and kindness in our heart. All these things signify a deep respect for the gift that we have been given in the breath of life, as well as a respect for all life.
Wisdom transcends all circumstance, and ultimately comes from a harmony within the self, and between the self and the universe — an inner strength derived from the unity of spirit, natural environment, body, and mind.
As Douglas Spotted Eagle says, “An Elder once told me that I should always remember: ‘All that moves is sacred, only by understanding this can you realize the rhythm of the Earth, and thereby know how to place your feet’.”
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The Harmony Ethic: Caring For Others Through Deep Respect and Kindness
Written by J.T. Garrett, Ed.D. and Michael Garrett, Ph.D.
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