Lakota Instructions for Living

Passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman

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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
affects 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.

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