How well do you make your own moccasins?

 
 
 

Me; What’s the greatest teaching in life?
Old Woman: You have to make your own moccasins.
Me: You’re kidding right?
Old Woman: No. You make them from the hide of your experience, all the places you have walked. You sew them with the thread of the teachings, the lessons in all the hard miles. You stitch them carefully with all the needles of your intention – to walk a spiritual path – and when you’re finished you realize that Creator lives in the stitches. That’s what helps you walk more gracefully.

So I got busy learning how to sew….

~ Richard Wagamese, May 2, 2016

Shared by” Maggie”

 
 

How much do you love what you love?

 
 
 

“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
Mary Oliver

Alfons Mucha – Autumn, 1896.

 
 
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