Monday, November 21, 2016

Native American Ten Commandments

So we don't know what's coming as the result of our recent election. If we are to believe the rhetoric, there is some cause to be concerned for our planet and for many of its inhabitants. So often though, what is said and what is actually done are quite disparate, and one person, no matter how powerful, never has true control over people or events. Each of us, though, as individuals, does have the power to help protect the planet and to make the world kinder, more inclusive and safer.

I think that this list of the Native American Ten Commandments that we got from the St. Labre Indian School pretty much covers what an individual person can do to make the world a better place. I keep it at my writing desk and read it several times a day. It encouragesme and reminds me that there is much that is within my power.


  1. Thanks for sharing this. I'm going to print out a copy and keep it at my desk as well. The election sent me into a tailspin, but I'm trying to come out of it now and focus on what I can do to work for the values I believe in.

    1. Hi Julie, I know how you feel! One good thing is knowing who the people are that we can talk to about how we feel and help each other move forward. And the other is that we have been reminded of our personal responsibility for what happens and for the way things are - not just offloading that to people "at the top." Everyone seems really motivated now to do his or her part to as you say, work for the values we believe in.


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