A Shaman Was Asked

A shaman was asked…

What is poison?

Anything beyond what we need is poison. It can be power, laziness, food, ego, ambition, vanity, fear, anger, or whatever.

What is fear?

Nonacceptance of uncertainty. If we accept uncertainty, it becomes adventure.

What is envy?

Nonacceptance of good in the other. If we accept good, it becomes inspiration.

What is anger?

Nonacceptance of what is beyond our control. If we accept, it becomes tolerance.

What is hate?

Nonacceptance of people as they are. If we accept unconditionally, it becomes love.

Via Chris Youakim. Art by Kirby Sattler