100 Words: When Did You Stop?

when did you stop black lab“…If you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask you one of four questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?… Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves.” — Angeles Arrien

Healing is the human condition.
Even when the black dog moves in,
know that you are not alone
and that healing happens not only from pills.

Dance.
Sing.
Tell stories.
Be in silence.

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2 comments
  1. sarah grant sisk said:

    yes to the 4th power. great reminder.
    Your fan, Sarah from Nia for the Walla Walla Valley

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