“Go without time, destination or expectation.” Grandfather Stalking Wolf
“…if the vision is empowered, then the journey there is empowered…” Grandfather Stalking Wolf ‘61
“So you think it, so it becomes as long as it is empowered with faith and passion” Grandfather Stalking Wolf
“I am a dreamer but I realized that the only way a vision becomes manifest is when you get off your ass and do something. That is the real miracle, where you take a dream of the heart, or a Vision, and turn it into something tangible. However, if you sit under a tree all day and expect something to come to you, it isn’t going to come. You have to precipitate it. That is how visions come into reality, it takes work and commitment, and it takes time. But where will you be five years from now if you sit under that tree? Same place!” Tom Brown Jr.
“…Journey always with a burning question as your guide…” “Thus your walk will always have purpose…” Grandfather Stalking Wolf ‘63
“The time for the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”– attributed to an unnamed Hopi elder. Hopi Nation. Oraibi, Arizona
“…Never walk, never journey for self, but journey for others…” Grandfather Stalking Wolf ‘63
“It is the walls that teach us the most. It is the walls that expand knowledge. Be willing to go out and seek the walls and seek them consistently.” Grandfather Stalking Wolf
“The power of the shaman, the power of the spirit world, is given only unto those whose love is strong for his fellow man.
To know the spirit that moves through and in all things, is to know that if one part of that spirit is sick, lost or searching, then all is sick.
To work only for the self is to know not the spirit that moves through and in all things.
If one does not know that spirit, one does not love, and thus cannot transcend self.” The Journey by Tom Brown, Jr.
“Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind, and spirit. The man who preserves his selfhood ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence — not a leaf, as it were, astir on the tree; not a ripple upon the surface of shining pool- his, in the mind of the unlettered sage, is the ideal attitude and conduct of life.
If you ask him: “What is silence?” he will answer: “ It is the Great Mystery!” “ The holy silence is His voice!” If you ask: “ What are the fruits of silence?” he will say: “They are self-control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity, and reverence. Silence is the corner-stone of character”
– Charles Eastman, The Soul of an Indian (1911, p. 88-89).