Yeah! I like plain language, “kick out the props,” even more than my refrain, “take off our conceptual helmets and shake out our hair.”
January 14th, 2014.
by Manitonquat (Medicine Story)
Really, don’t you think we must drop
All this stuff about God? Dump it?
Delete it. It’s blinding us really.
We get too arrogant or too complacent
With our constructs. Kick the props out
and we might cling to honest humility.
That’s all that allows the possibility
In the vastness of our ignorance to perceive
Any new thing which may stretch
A further reach to what might really be.
About the author:
Manitonquat (Medicine Story) is a , storyteller, scholar and teacher. He was formerly poetry editor of the Mohawk journal Akwesasne Notes and editor of the Native American liberation journal Heritage. He is the author of Return to Creation, recently republished in a revised and expanded edition; Children of the Morning Light, Wampanoag creation stories, The Circle Way, a manual for creating and using circles, Ending violent crime, a report on his work with prison circles, Changing the World, an outgrowth of a class he taught at a Waldorf high school, and The Original Instructions: Reflections of an Elder on the Teachings of the Elders.
Other articles, past issues of his newsletters Talking Stick, photos of his international family camps, catalogue of his books and CDs, and a schedule of appearances may be found on his website: www.circleway.org