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I recently watched Jonah Hill’s Netflix documentary STUTZ (which I highly recommend), along with reading the supporting book called, The Tools – which presents a solutions (vs problem) based approach to self-care and mental health. The documentary reminded me of an OLD SIOUX LEGEND that many years ago provided me with my starting point for my inner journey of self-care and mental fitness … and here it is …


 … In ancient times, the Creator wanted to hide something form humans until they were ready to see it. He gathered all the other creatures of creation to ask for their advice.


The eagle said “Give it to me and I will take it to the highest mountain in all the land,” but the Creator said “No, one day they will conquer the mountain and find it.”


The salmon said “Leave it with me and I will hide it in the very bottom of the ocean”, but the Creator said “No, for humans are explorers at heart, and one day they will go there, too.”


The buffalo said “I will take it and bury it in the very heart of the Great Plains”, but the Creator said “No, for one day even the skin of the earth will be ripped open, and they will find it there.”


The creatures of creation were stumped, but then an old blind mole spoke up: “Why don’t you put it inside them? That’s the very last place they will look.”


The Creator said: “It’s done.”