Lakota Instructions for Living
Friend do it this way - that is,
whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can
with both your heart and mind.
And if you do it that way,
the Power Of The Universe
will come to your assistance,
if your heart and mind are in Unity.
When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.
If you do it that way - that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One - whatever you ask for,
that's the Way It's Going To Be.
passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman
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1. contemplation: a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
2. the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
3. expression: expression without words; “tears are an expression of grief”; “the pulse is a reflection of the heart’s condition”
4. mirror image: a likeness in which left and right are reversed
5. the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); “he studied his reflection in the mirror”
6. (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed
7. the ability to reflect beams or rays
This image was the bottom of a fountain near Little Italy in downtown San Diego. I shot it one afternoon after visiting the most amazing art exhibit I’ve ever seen by Tara Donovan. I was also in the company of a wonderful new friend.
The reflection in it’s original blue/green swimming pool color didn’t move me the way the b/w image does.
I think we are drawn to reflection not only in images but in our hearts. The older I get the more I appreciate and value time spent meditating and reflecting. I find it’s a healing thing to let our thoughts "float" and flow like water .....
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