One of my own favorite quotes. And, from a Native American perspective, entirely appropriate. In the NA worldview, "time" is simply a returnative concept--sort of along the lines of a flexible band that is tugged on by every participant in human life, living, dead, or not yet living, and so is maleable and changeable.It can also be seen as merely a Western concept that doesn't really reflect Indian ways of thinking.
I really like that idea. Every time someone tugs on the band, it affects the grip of everyone else holding on. I do think we are all connected -all people, all events, all time. We're part of the same great big puzzle. I think that part of the difficulties we face today is that we cherish our individual identity so much that we forget that everything we do affects other people.
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