Earth Teach Me

Earth teach me quiet ~

as the grasses are still with new light.

Earth teach me suffering ~

as old stones suffer with memory.

Earth teach me humility ~

as blossoms are humble with beginning.

Earth teach me caring ~

as mothers nurture their young.

Earth teach me courage ~

as the tree that stands alone.

Earth teach me limitation ~

as the ant that crawls on the ground.

Earth teach me freedom ~

as the eagle that soars in the sky.

Earth teach me acceptance ~

as the leaves that die each fall.

Earth teach me renewal ~

as the seed that rises in the spring.

Earth teach me to forget myself ~

as melted snow forgets its life.

Earth teach me to remember kindness ~

as dry fields weep with rain.

– An Ute Prayer

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