Wealth among traditional people is measured by having enough to give away … our word for the giveaway, minidewak, means “they give from the heart” … In the dance of the give-away, remember that the earth is a gift that we must passion on, just as it came to us.*
Robin Wall Kimmerer
That which came as a gift to me,
I am seeking to pass on.
It may look a little different now –
I’ve mixed it and shaped it together with other gifts I’ve received
over the years –
And it’s here for you,
If you wish to receive it.
The starting place for change is accepting oneself and taking an interest in one’s inner world.**
*Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass;
**Edward Deci’s Why We Do What We Do.