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I call you / from the comet's cradle

Thursday, October 24, 2013

love this quote about help

Algonquin Elder Albert Dumont
"And because of the world we live in, and people are so expert in portraying themselves to be happy and 'devil-may-care' and things like this here, people are such good actors - and we should always be mindful that maybe somebody is carrying a lot of pain in their heart. And in a good world, in a perfect world, people would be okay with reaching out to say to somebody, 'I need help', but we don't live in a world like that though. People just hope that eventually they'll get over it, but eventually never comes though, because they're not accessing the healing properly. That's what I believe, anyway. You know, there's no shame in asking for help, you know, from the land - if you can't bring yourself to ask a counsellor, well then let the land, tell the land, tell it to the tree, tell it to the river, tell it to the bees and the spiders, tell it to the birds - you know, they'll listen, and they'll help you out. Tell it to your ancestors, 'cause they love you."


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