In this book, each meditation begins with a saying by an Elder, followed by a thought for the day (from Don Coyhis) and a prayer, and concludes with your intent for the day. Here is today’s meditation (I have added paragraphs in Don's reflection):
“He [the Great Spirit] only sketches out the path of life roughly for all the creatures on the earth, shows them where to go, where to arrive at, but leaves them to find their own way to get there. He wants them to act independently according to their nature, to the urges in each of them.” Lame Deer, LAKOTA
'Every person is created with purpose and with direction. This purpose and direction is written in our hearts when we are conceived.
In addition, we are given access to a quiet guidance system which helps us to find our purpose and our direction. We need to recognize this guidance system. It’s called intuition, the quiet voices, urges, the knowing or the feeling.
Once we locate our purpose and direction, we are given skills, talents and abilities that are unique to only ourselves. We must practice daily prayer and meditation with God to find this information.
To be solid and confident in ourselves, we always need to be able t answer the three questions: Why am I? Who am I? Where am I going? If I can answer these three questions, I always know I am OK!'
Today I intend to focus on: ……………..
Prayer: 'Great Spirit, show me my path of life.'