From the Hopi Elders

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

Know that the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore;
Push off into the middle of the river,
Keep our eyes open and our heads above water.

And I say,
See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history we are to take nothing personally.
Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do,
our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over.
Gather yourselves.
Banish the word "struggle" from your attitude and vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.


-Message From the Hopi Elders in The Heart Aroused - Poetry & Preservation of Soul in Corporate America