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    In my youth I respected the world and life, I needed not anything but peace of heart;

    And yet I changed despite myself and believed in Iktumi’s lies. He seemed to know all the truth, he promised to make me happy.

    He made me ask Wakantanka for wealth, that I might have power; I was given poverty, that I might find my inner strength.

    I asked for fame, so others would know me; I was given obscurity, that I might know myself.

    I asked for a person to love that I might never be alone; I was given a life of a hermit, that I might learn to accept myself.

    I asked for power, that I might achieve; I was given weakness, that I might learn to obey.

    I asked for health, that I might lead a long life; I was given infirmity, that I might appreciate each minute.

    I asked Mother Earth for strength, that I might have my way; I was given weakness, that I might feel the need for Her.

    I asked to live happily, that I might enjoy life; I was given life, that I might live happily.

    I received nothing I asked for, yet all my wishes came true. Despite myself and Iktumi, my dreams were fulfilled.

    I am richly blessed more than I ever hoped, I thank you, Wakantanka, for what you’ve given me.

    -Billy Mills , Oglala Lakota (1938-)



     
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    You have to look deeper, way below the anger, the hurt, the hate, the jealousy, the self-pity, way down deeper where the dreams lie, son. Find your dream. It’s the pursuit of the dream that heals you.

    -Billy Mills



     
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