POEMS: “The first Peace” by  Black Elk

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The first peace, which is the most important, 
is that which comes within the souls of people 
when they realize their relationship, their oneness,
 with the universe and all its powers, 
and when they realize that at the center of the universe 
dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit), and that this center
 is really everywhere, it is within each of us.
 This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this.

 

The second peace is that which is made between two individuals,
 and the third is that which is made between two nations.
 But above all you should understand that there can never be peace
 between nations until there is known that true peace, 
which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.

 

 

~  Black Elk

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Indeed, the root of peace lies within us…

    Thank you very much, my dear friend Amira 🙂
    From heart to heart
    Didi

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    1. Thank you dear Didi for your comment so true!
      From heart to heart,
      Amira ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Welcome, my friend 🙂
        Have a great time 🙂
        Didi

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  2. LindaP says:

    Beautiful poem Amira!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Linda! 🙂

      Like

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