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Native Wisdom for today: TRAINING

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Native Wisdom for today: TRAINING

(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: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

“A thoroughly trained mind, and broadly cultivated heart are luminous in the soul of the nation.”
– The Reverend Akaiko Akanko
Hawaiian Kupuna

We in the West have done well in training the logical and rational parts of our minds. But training our minds involves more than just parts of the brain.

The mind cannot be trained without the heart, and indeed the entire being, and trained brains have difficulty of how to be. Hawaiians can teach us how to “cultivate our heart.” A cultivated heart helps our minds know that we benefit from openness and loving. Minds alone do not relate well. We need relationships across cultures if we are to evolve as species and as a planet.

Minds debate. Hearts relate.

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