Thursday, November 12, 2009

Living Life

Live your life that the fear of death
can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about his religion.
Respect others in their views
and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life,
beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long
and of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day
when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting
or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,
for your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks,
the fault lies in yourself.
Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes
wise ones turn to fools and robs their spirit of its vision.
When your time comes to die, be not like those
whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray
for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

4 comments:

Chris Roman said...

That's beautiful Lisa.

I firmly believe we have a life we learn with and one we live with. Here's to living that second life properly. We all have so much to offer and so much to be thankful for. Life's trials can be our greatest successes!

Yassine Diboun said...

Wow...I like that...thank you for sharing.

Thomas Bussiere said...

I could not agree more – Whether we want to or not, our bodies need rest to restore itself and allow growth to occur. I took 6 weeks off last summer and now back stronger then before. Taken time off from training is harder then I expected.

Becky said...

Great message, Lisa. There are many good points - I especially agree that we should wake up each morning thankful for what we have. Thanks for sharing!