Native Wisdom for today: LEARNINGS
(Courtesy of the Native Wisdom for White Minds: Daily Reflections Inspired by the Native Peoples of the World by Anne Wilson Schaef)
Wisdom for the day of: Monday, May 28, 2018:
A bad thing usually costs a lot.
– A Maori Proverb
Sometimes we think we can ‘get away with” things in life. Our complex culture tacitly condemns dishonest, theft and personal and corporate immortality. Yet complexity breeds more dishonesty, making it somehow okay, at some level, to get away with it more. But do we get away with anything? Aren’t we the ones that really count? Even we manage to hide our misdeed some others we can’t hide them from ourselves.
The Maori know that the major factor in doing a “bad” thing is what it done to us. Only when we make amends for whatever we think we’ve gotten away with we can truly heal and be truly free.
Sometimes we have to pay a very high tuition for our learnings.