Elder’s Meditation – Spiritual Way
“Times change but principles do not. Times change but lands do not. Times change but
our culture and our language remain the same. And that’s what you have to keep intact.
It’s not what you wear – it’s what’s in your heart.”
— Oren Lyons, ONONDAGA
Going back to the old ways doesn’t mean giving up electricity, homes, and cars. It means
living by the same principles, laws, and values that our ancestors lived by. This will allow
us to live successfully in today’s world. The spirituality our ancestors lived is the same
spirituality we need in these modern times. There are too many influences from TV, radio,
newspapers, magazines, and negative role models that are guiding our lives in a bad way.
Our stability is in the laws, principles, and values that our ancestors were given and that
our Elders teach us.
Great Spirit, let me live my life in a spiritual way.