What fills your heart…..

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“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” –Buddha
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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” -Buddha
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Lakota Prayer

Oh Great Spirit,
Whose voice I hear in the winds,

And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me!
I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes
ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the
things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy – myself.
Make me always ready to come to you with
clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset
my spirit may come to you
without shame.
– lakota chief yellow lark – 1887

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a tid bit about moi…

Well, This is my first “blog,”  I feel like there is a lot of pressure to make this one impressive.  Let’s see where to start… It’s 1am, I’m wide awake… Tomorrow is a big day for me.  Time to “face to firing squad” so to speak.  2011 is so far a great year for me.  The progress I have made in the last 9 months has been remarkable, it’s such a shame that I had to go thru all that to get to where I am… do I regret it?  I can’t say I do, because what if all that stuff never happened?  I would still be the same person, in the same boat, floating thru life down the wrong path.  I’m thankful for all that has happened, including the bad… it has made me a better person.  I have always thought & believed that “people don’t change”  I now know from personal experience that, yes… a person is capable of change… With this all said, I have been inspired to write a book, the feedback has been very positive.  🙂  I have also been inspired to become a counselor of some sort.  The details of these things will come in future blogs…

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