Poet Joy Harjo on How We Can Heal as a Nation | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

-If you had a formuala for the healing of America, it would be… -If I had a formula, that might take me a little while. Well the first thing would be just to stop everyone, if we could just stop and listen. No argument, no political speech allowed only the sounds of these beautiful birds. Feel, you feel the winds coming up? They also like to be acknowledged. -Hello winds. -Yes. -And then, you know, gratitude. Say ‘okay, we’re here.’ There’s a reason we’re all here together. Sometimes I think America was created by a trickster God who says, ‘Okay, we have all of these diverse natives nations here and then we’re going to bring all of these diverse people from all over the world and now let’s see what happens. Let’s see what you’re going to do.’ But if we were to stop and listen, and then ‘okay…’ and then move with intention towards being kind, and caring. And then dealing with ‘Okay, there’s pain here, well, let’s sit with– why don’t we sit with each other at the table and talk with each other and enjoy food, we all like each other’s food, and the kids can all play together out back.

6 thoughts on “Poet Joy Harjo on How We Can Heal as a Nation | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

  1. Oh but if only everyone's intentions were to be kind, understanding, accountable, and accepting. One can still hope. 💜

  2. Brilliantly said. We are all human first. We all want love, understanding and most importantly, we have lost our compassion in this world by our divisions and classifications. We are all one.

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