There have been some pretty divine experiences in my life recently for which I am incredibly grateful. My physical,mental and virtual trips to new places and spaces have made me one extraordinarily happy girl. I am feeling inspired in a way I have never felt (major Silver Lining!).

Speaking of inspiration, I recently came across this magical, Silver Lined passage that gave me goosebumps. I hope that it does the same for you!

 Native American Wisdom

  • Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy – and greed stem from a lost soul.
  • Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
  • Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.
  • Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.
  • Do not take what is not yours whether from a person, a community, the wilderness or from a culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.
  • Respect all things that are placed upon this earth – whether it be people or plant.
  • Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words. Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them. Allow each person the right to personal expression.
  • Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative energy that you put out into the universe will multiply when it returns to you.
  • All persons make mistakes. And all mistakes can be forgiven.
  • Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind, body and spirit. Practice optimism.
  • Nature is not FOR us, it is a PART of us. They are part of your worldly family.
  • Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow.
  • Avoid hurting the hearts of others. The poison of your pain will return to you.
  • Be truthful at all times. Honesty is the test of ones will within this universe.
  • Keep yourself balanced. Your Mental self, Spiritual self, Emotional self, and Physical self – all need to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out the body to strengthen the mind. Grow rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.
  • Make conscious decisions as to who you will be and how you will react. Be responsible for your own actions.
  • Respect the privacy and personal space of others. Do not touch the personal property of others.
  • Be true to yourself first. You cannot nurture and help others if you cannot nurture and help yourself first.
  • Respect others religious beliefs. Do not force your belief on others.
  • Share your good fortune with others. Participate in charity.
– by Begin Within

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  1. JoAnn Bloom says

    Thank you so much for this posting. I lost my husband to cancer this past January and I am a breast cancer warrior. Although this is my first Thanksgiving without my husband, last year we were in hospice celebrating. He had the best day and all I wanted to do is cry. Now I am blessed to have so much love in my life but feel fragile, insecure and sad. I am so lucky in life, your inspirations remind me of the beauty. Thank you.

    • says

      Dear JoAnn,
      Thank you for your note. I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your husband. How incredibly sad. I'm so glad that you have such a fond memory of his last Thanksgiving and that you feel lucky in life. Very inspirational. Please take good care and stay in touch. Thank you, again!

  2. Carrie says

    What beautiful words to live by…thanks for sharing, I've sent it to a number of friends and posted a link on FB. I love prose that reminds us of the basics of being a good person, being loving,, nonjudgmental, self aware and generous….
    Everyone I share your blog with LOVES it and has shared it with others…it's going viral!

  3. says

    Thanks so much for posting these Native American words of wisdom. There is so much to be negative about if we choose. I try to seek the positive to wade my way though the negative.

  4. Kim C says

    Wow!!! These is beautiful and powerful words, Hollye! Reminds me in some ways of Desirata (sp?) that you posted some time ago. This is one I'll print and place on my Inspiration Tack Board and one to pass along to others. Thank you and take good care!

  5. says

    Thanks for sharing, wise words indeed. Copied and pasted this one into a word doc and have posted it on my home office bulletin board to remind and guide me each day. XO