Words of Wisdom

I posted a link to this a week ago but felt it deserved it’s own post.  This is Chief Tecumseh’s words of wisdom. 

It is powerful, moving and spot on. 

I read it almost every day as a reminder of how I want to live my life.

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
even a stranger, when in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep
and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

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3 Responses to Words of Wisdom

  1. Jose LugoSantiago - Craft Your Journey! says:

    Mike, the chief was truly blessed with great insight. I’ve read some of his wisdom, and it is embedded in a deep spiritual connection. It’s beautiful. Thanks for the inspiring post! Always motivated, lugo

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