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Sunday, May 9, 2010: Shawnee Creed of Living

            I'm on my way up north for the weekend and thought this would be a good time to share one of my favorites. I found this on the internet while researching Chief Tecumseh and felt it summed up many of my own beliefs about how one should live life.

Shawnee:
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.

Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.

Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and bow to none.

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and nothing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.

Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

 

Posted on Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 06:44AM by Registered CommenterThe Skeptical Mystic | Comments1 Comment

Reader Comments (1)

Absolutely beautiful!
May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKass

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