16 Indigenous Proverbs That Will Speak To Your Soul

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I love proverbs, from every culture, they are insightful and overflowing with wisdom. Some speak straight to your soul, and others contain warnings and great lessons about life love and happiness. These proverbs can be interpreted in many ways, and they offer wisdom for everyone, regardless of their background or culture. Here are some indigenous proverbs that might speak to your soul.

1. “Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.” – Hopi

2. “It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.” – Apache

3. “All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.” -Arapaho

4. “Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.” – Tribe Unknown

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5 “When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.” – Arapaho

6. “Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.” – Blackfoot

7. “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It’s the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”- Blackfoot

8. “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” -Cherokee

9.. “Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot in the boat, are going to fall into the river.” – Tuscarora

10. “Our first teacher is our own heart.” – Cheyenne

11. “Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator.”  – Mohawk

12. “Man’s law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same.” – Crow

13. “There is no death, only a change of worlds.” – Duwamish

14. “You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” – Navajo

15. “All dreams spin-out from the same web.” – Hopi

16. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand. No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.

This article 15 Native American Proverbs That Will Speak to Your Soul Was originally published at isoulscience.com retitled to 16 Indigenous Proverbs That Will Speak to Your Soul.

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