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Perseverance by Margaret J. Wheatley

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From the Elders of the Hopi Nation

ORAIBI, ARIZONA

TO MY FELLOW SWIMMERS:

Here is a river flowing now very fast.

It is so great and swift that there are those

who will be afraid, who will try

to hold on to the shore. They are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.

Know that the river has its destination.

The elders say we must let go of the shore. Push off into the middle of the river, and keep our heads above water.

And I say see who is there with you and celebrate.

At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves, for the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves. Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary

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