Empath Health Blog, Jim Andrews

Suncoast Hospice Director of Spiritual Care Jim Andrews

A nineteenth-century spiritual leader of the Lakota Sioux Indians, Chief Yellow Lark, wrote these inspiring words:

“O Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me.

I am small and weak. I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty and let my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.

Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears grow sharp to hear your voice.

Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.

Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength not to be greater than my brother or sister but to fight my greatest enemy, myself.

Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.

So when life fades as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.”

On this beautiful Spring morning, may we connect with all of the ways that Divine presence and wisdom manifests itself and speaks to us in this incredible creation of which we are apart of.

Have a great week, everyone!