Saturday Meditation Group traveled to Pipestone for hiking and walking meditation. After our hike sitting on one of the Three Maidens rocks with Samuel, he talked about the 7 values of Native American culture: prayer, respect, compassion, honesty, generosity, humility, and wisdom. There are similarities with the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Yama; moral discipline, Niyama; positive observances, Asana; practice of posture to sit in ease in meditation, Pranayama; breathing techniques connecting to life energy, Pratyahara; internalization of the senses, so that we can experience the inner domain of pure awareness, Dharana; focused concentration, Dhyana; meditation is a practice of quieting the mind, Samadhi; union with the Divine.
I’ve come a long way to tell this story.
There’s no turning back now.
The past will no longer be something to point to
For who you are and what you choose.
The radiant Sun is a life-giver
Who shows up without fail.
And what do we do with all this precious energy?