“Peace… comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the Universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.”
–Black Elk (Hehaka Sapa) OGLALA SIOUX
If we are to know peace we must look within ourselves. In order to do this, we must learn to be still. We must quiet the mind. We must learn to meditate.
Meditation helps us locate and find the center that is within ourselves. The center is where the Great One resides. When we start to look for peace, we need to realize where it is within ourselves.
When we experience conflict we need to pause for a moment and ask the Power within ourselves, “How do you want me to handle this?
What would you suggest I do in this situation?” By asking the High Power for help we find peace.
Creator, help me to find peace.
Copied with the permission of Don L. Coyhis, from the book Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons
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