Never take a leaf or move a pebble without asking permission. Always ask permission. That maintains the balance and teaches humility. That leaf you want to pluck could be far more important than the little purpose you have in mind. You don't know--so ask permission first.

Don Jose Matsuwa in Profiles in Wisdom: Native Elders Speak About the Earth by Steve McFadden


To Practice This Thought:
Reflect upon the rights of animals, plants, and other inhabitants of the earth. Join an organization to protect them.


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