Listening (Honor Song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHQnEyEv3gY
John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message.
In addition to his music career, Trudell has played roles in a number of feature films, including a lead role in the Mirimax movie Thunderheart and a major part in Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals. He most recently played Coyote in Hallmark's made for television movie, Dreamkeeper.
Here are some John Trudell's most powerful and inspirational quotes
1- Every human being is a raindrop. And when enough of the raindrops become clear and coherent they then become the power of the storm.
2- Everything that has ever happened to us is there to make us stronger.
3- The strength of the poetry as we enter into whatever it is we are entering into, will be determined by the clarity of the thinking we put into it.
4- In the society of illusion, reality must manifest itself.
5- Protect your spirit, because you are in the place where spirits get eaten.
6-The past is more than a memory.
7-Sometimes when it rains, it's not that simple, when the sky has reasons to cry.
8-It’s like there is this predator energy on this planet, and this predator energy feeds on the essence of the spirit.
9-I'm just a human being trying to make it in a world that is very rapidly losing it's understanding of being human.
10-We must go beyond the arrogance of human rights. We must go beyond the ignorance of civil rights. We must step into the reality of natural rights because all of the natural world has a right to existence and we are only a small part of it. There can be no trade-off.
11-We’re not Indians and we’re not Native Americans. We’re older than both concepts. We’re the people, we’re the human beings.
12- The great lie is that it is civilization. It's not civilized. It has been literally the most blood thirsty brutalizing system ever imposed upon this planet. That is not civilization. That's the great lie, is that it represents civilization.
13-Our bones, flesh and blood are made up of the metals, liquids and minerals of the earth and everything on this planet is made up of the same things. As humans we have being, so everything on the earth does too in our culture, because we are made of the same thing.
14- "We are a spirit, we are a natural part of the earth, and all of our ancestors, all of our relations who have gone to the spirit world, they are here with us. That's power. They will help us. They will help us to see if we are willing to look. We are not separated from them because there's no place to go -- we stay here. This is our place: the earth. This is our mother: we will not go away from our mother.
Native American, John Trudell, explains how people today are going along with society, cut off from a spiritual, tribal past in a unified realm of Being.
“Protect your spirit, because you are in the place where spirits get eaten.” It’s not surprising that zombie movies and thrillers are so popular to the modern human.
The zombie has become an adequate metaphor for the modern man. We live in a time where our most esteemed institutions have no spiritual connection to reality.
One solution for paving the way out of “Zombie Land” is for human beings to re-establish a spiritual connection to the Earth.