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To the Stars through Difficulty

07 Jan

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Confusion.

Hunger.

Fear.

Little water for days.  No sightings of the Great Heard.

These may have been on the heart of the Native American Warrior many times during his lifetime.

No maps in existence to direct him where to lead his people next.  No communications system to reach out to others for news.

The warrior had but his eyes, his ears, his mind, the silence on the wind, and the belief in the guidance from the Stars and Father Sky.

In a moment of extreme frustration, the brave warrior cries out to father sky and looses an arrow in an attempt to reach the North Star, long believed to be the source of guidance to trust.

It is impossible to know just how the story ended for this warrior.  But in many ways, don’t we find ourselves in similar situations?

Loss of a job.  The end of a marriage.  The death of a treasured friend or loved-one.  A hoped-for promotion at work being given to another.  A child in difficulty.

Aren’t these our modern-day equivalencies to the difficulties faced by Native Americans?

How do we find our needed guidance when we feel lost?

Never Give up!

There is always guidance available.  But while we await the direction to become clear, keep walking!  Keep trying!  Keep Believing!

“The Darkest Hour is Just Before the Dawn”  – Thomas Fuller

Most importantly, Never let go of the dream you have that has given you the desire to walk your path in life.  Feed your soul with the things that make you feel love, enjoy humor, make you think.

“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”– Jim Valvano

Most importantly, find a quiet spot and let the silence on the wind speak to you.  Let it’s gentle caress carry your pain away.  Let it’s invisible strength assure you that you are no alone.  Listen and let it’s comfort help direct you in the way you should go.

Then, no matter what’s next, take up your bow.

Nock an Arrow.

Pull back on the string.

And Aim for the Stars.

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