Sunday, February 26, 2012

Days 147 & 148 of 365: My Life

On Friday night, some of the CrossFit Central boys went out on a "man-date" to go see the new movie, 
Act Of Valor.  
Let me just say that this is a badass movie for several reasons, but the one that stood out to me was the use of a poem that Tecumseh wrote. 
The use of it in the film spoke to me in such a profound way that I later went home and researched the writing and found the complete version, which is even more amazing!
Every word that is written is truly how I feel life should be, and how I strive to live my life!
Please spend the time to read this and compare your current life to this beautiful image of how life should be.  Push yourself to adopt these beliefs and ways of living. 
Imagine how it could alter your life in such a positive way...
Not only your life, but those that you serve.  

"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about his religion.
Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,
for your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.
When your time comes to die,
be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time
to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."

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