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A New Year's Reminder for the Journey Ahead

As 2010 closes out, I am prompted to repost a brief message spoken by the late Leon Secatero.  Because Leon's message is so strengthening and centering, it bears repeating. The following two paragraphs are but a fragment of a longer story I wrote in 2007 about Leon's vist among the Windwalkers.

Grandfather Leon Secatero 

Grandfather Leon Secatero

“The journey we are beginning now is for the next 500 years. What will be the sacred path that people will walk over the next 500 years? Even in the midst of all the changes taking place and all the things falling apart, we are building that foundation now. That’s something important for us to remember and to focus on. If we don’t do it, no one else will.

“To move ahead into the next 500 years we must leave some things behind or they will contaminate or even eliminate the future. We cannot go forward if we keep destroying the earth. But we must also ask, what is good and healthy and helpful? Those good things can be part of our foundation, part of our pathway into the next 500 years…”

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steven mcfadden_1
12/29/2010 3:50:02 AM

Hi Dave - Happy New Year, and thanks for being a faithful correspondent. We are on similar wave lengths for certain. If you find the link in the first paragraph of the post and click on the word 'Windwalkers' you will come to a long story about Grandfather Leon. What I like best about his story is his emphasis on doing things the positive way.


steven mcfadden_1
12/29/2010 3:49:51 AM

Hi Dave - Happy New Year, and thanks for being a faithful correspondent. We are on similar wave lengths for certain. If you find the link in the first paragraph of the post and click on the word 'Windwalkers' you will come to a long story about Grandfather Leon. What I like best about his story is his emphasis on doing things the positive way.


steven mcfadden_1
12/29/2010 3:43:58 AM

Hi Dave - Happy New Year, and thanks for being a faithful correspondent. We are on similar wave lengths for certain. If you find the link in the first paragraph of the post and click on the word 'Windwalkers' you will come to a long story about Grandfather Leon. What I like best about his story is his emphasis on doing things the positive way.


nebraska dave
12/28/2010 5:47:12 PM

Steven, it does seem overwhelming to think about where to begin fixing the planet. I just started in my back yard with growing a garden. Then recycle as much as I can, and try fix and repair before buying. The biggest thing I do is not to buy because I want but because I need which requires something to be worn out and unfixable before being replaced. We all can live on a lot less stuff that we have, it's all about whether we want to or not. I'm not saying I want to live in a soddy out on the prairie, but commercialism has definitely out of control. I'm already teaching my grandson the difference between a want and a need. I also believe we must begin teaching the children as early as we can so it will just be a part of their life and not something they will have to learn later in life. I hope you have a great post Christmas week or should I say pre New Year week.