I am currently reading a book called Prison Writings, My Life Is My Sun Dance, by Leonard Peltier. This book is about the author, Leonard Peltier a Native American leader who emerged in the 1960s, was arrested in 1976 in Canada and extradited to the USA on charges of murder. Found guilty in Court, he has been in prison ever since but always protested his innocence and is now confined at Leavenworth. I won’t give any further information on the man himself as I would like you as Spiritualists to do your own research and form your own opinions.
I will however quote from his book from page 9 & 10 as this passage has great meaning and lessons for us Spiritualistsand mankind.
“You must understand….I am ordinary. Painfully ordinary.This isn’t modesty. This is fact. Maybe you’re ordinary too. If so, I honour your ordinariness, your humanness, your spirituality. I hope you will honour mine. That ordinariness is our bond, you and I. We are ordinary. We are human. The Creator made us this way. Imperfect. Inadequate. Ordinary. Be thankful you weren’t cursed with perfection. If you were perfect, there’d be nothing for you to achieve with your life. Imperfection is the source of every action. This is both our curse and our blessing as human beings. Our imperfection makes a holy life possible. We’re not supposed to be perfect. We’re supposed to be useful.
The question is how useful are we as Spiritualist individuals to fellow humans, to the animal kingdom and even the environment. As Leonard Peltier states I am not perfect but I do try to help others where I can.
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