Harvey Arden

Everyone has a song

"That's me singing," Charlie says.  "That's me playing the water drum, too.  If you know my song, you know Charlie.  Everyone has a song.  God gives each a song.  That's how we know who we are.  Our song tells us who we are.

~ from WISDOMKEEPER by Steve Wall and Harvey Arden

Learn to celebrate the present moment

Sitting here talking — that's happening NOW, so I'm totally absorbed in it. Right here, this is the most important conversation in the world because it's happening HERE and NOW! Was I getting a glimpse of an accessible philosophy here? Something I could actually use to hone the dulled edges of my own soul? To learn to celebrate the present moment, the NOWNESS and HERENESS of life? NOW, the most sacred, the most precious moment of all.
~ from DREAMKEEPERS by Harvey Arden

Spiritual consciousness is the highest form of politics

A chief must never forget the Creator, never forget to ask for help. The Creator will guide our thoughts and strengthen us as we work to be faithful to our sacred trust and restore harmony among all peoples, all living creatures, and Mother Earth. We were instructed to carry a love for one another and to show great respect for all the beings of this earth. In our ways, spiritual consciousness is the highest form of politics. When people cease to respect and express gratitude for these many things, then all life will be destroyed... These are our times and our responsibilities. Every human being has a sacred duty to protect the welfare of our Mother Earth, from whom all life comes. In order to do this, we must recognize the enemy -- the one within us. We must begin with ourselves.

~ Leon Shenandoah, in WISDOM KEEPERS by Steve Wall and Harvey Arden
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