LOTUS LOVE

POEM – FALL IN LOVE

Attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. (1907-1991)

Nothing is more practical than

finding God, than

falling in love

in a quiet absolute, final way.

what you are in love with,

what seizes your imagination,

will affect everything.

*

It will decide

what will get you out of bed in the morning

what you do with your evenings,

how you spend your weekends,

what you read,

whom you know,

what breaks your heart,

and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.

*

Fall in Love,

stay in love,

and it will decide everything.

…what an amazing affirmation to live by…

 

“EYE-DAZZLER”

Navajo Weaving

330px-NAVAJO_WOMEN_WEAVE_A_RUG_AT_THE_HUBBEL_TRADING_POST,_FIRST_TRADING_POST_ON_THE_NAVAJO_RESERVATION_-_NARA_-_544416 Navajo Weavers at Hubbell Trading Post, 1972

The production of Navajo weaving flourished in the mid-1880s to provide everyday use of clothing, blankets, etc. for the Navajo Tribe.  To this day they continue to create articles mainly for tourism.

AMERICAN INDIAN QUOTE

“When the white man discovered this country, Indians were running it.  No taxes, no debt, women did all the work.  White man thought he could improve on a system like this.”

WISDOM

Native American Chief Elders at Mount Rushmore

QUOTES from American Indians

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.  Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”  Cherokee

“Our first teacher is our own heart.”  Cheyenne

“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.”  Arapaho

“When a man moves away from nature, his heart becomes hard.”  Lakota

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.”  Dakota

…wise thoughts to remember…