Wisdom from a Hopi Elder

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A Hopi Elder tells us:

“It is time to speak your truth,
create your community,
be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.”

Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said,
“This could be a good time!

“There is a river flowing now, very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold onto the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart and they will suffer greatly.

“Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore and push off and into the river.
Keep our eyes open and our head above water;
see who is there with you and celebrate.

“The time of the lone wolf is over…gather yourselves!

“We are the ones we have been waiting for!!”

From the elders of the Hopi Nation – Oraibi, Arizona

Action Step:

•  How does this wisdom apply to you, your team, your family?

Charles St.John

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  • Eric Siler says:

    I want to extend a big thank you to the Hopi Elder that shared this wisdom! I love the idea of never settling for less than the impossible! Thank you Bite Size Leadership!

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