A Lakota Prayer

I’ve always loved this little Lakota prayer. I first saw it posted online. That was a few years ago, and I still keep it stashed in a folder on my desktop.

Every now and then, it resurfaces. I read it. I fall in love with it all over again. And it makes me want to share it.

I’ve never posted it on the blog before, so I’d love to do so now. >>

Here’s an easier way to read it, or even copy it to your own desktop if you’d like:

Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and love beyond my fear, and thus walk in balance with the passing of each glorious sun.

I read that according to certain tribes, “sacred space” refers to the space between exhalation and inhalation. I also think of it as the quiet space between musical notes…the empty space between the bars of a cage…the pauses between words in a prayer…the darkness of a blink. It’s in these places of nothingness where we can find our fullness.

And in the prayer, to “walk in balance” is to have Heaven (spirituality) and Earth (physically) in harmony with each other. Isn’t that lovely?

Thanks for letting me share this with you. I hope you can find a moment today for space and balance.