Between Earth and Sky

The cycle of life, East (birth), South (youth), West (adulthood) and North (time of being an elder) are recognized by western culture of four directions.  Native Americans recognize seven.  These four, and Earth and Sky.  And the seventh is the direction within us all, where it helps us recognize right from wrong and maintain the balance by choosing to live in a good way.


These are not the exact words, but it is from the book Between Earth & Sky by Joseph Bruchac.  A beautiful book by the way.

I think these are good goals. Good words.  Words to keep in mind as we go live our days.

2 thoughts on “Between Earth and Sky

  1. Katie January 10, 2014 / 5:09 am

    Interesting philosophy and I think a lot of society is deficient in number seven.

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