June 4 – Daily Feast
What is so strange about using our words to build? Doesn’t it make more sense to build something than to tear down? Who is closer to us than ourselves – other than Above-the-Sky, Galun-lati! We spend most of our time listening to our own words – words that go into our ears to build or tear us down. Sometimes they whisper in our silent talk, sometimes we say them and they affect us deep in our hearts. Confidence may come because of what someone else told us, but it is maintained by what we tell ourselves. We boot it every time we say we can do what we once thought impossible. We lose it by confirming what fear told us is true. Talking can change our circumstances when we change the words.
~ Tecumseh said to Big Warrior, “I will stamp my foot on the ground and shake down all your lodges.” (An earthquake struck and tumbled the village.) ~
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler