If I had to explain what it means to follow the buffalo in todays
world, I would give this example : Imagine a child who fools around in the living room
while his parents are absent. He knocks over a vase and the vase breaks
can react in two different ways :
He can hide the pieces of the vase so nobody notices what he has done. Maybe during
several days, the parents wont notice that the vase is missing, but the child will
suffer from different emotions such as fear, guilt, and stress. And when the parents
discover the truth, hes in trouble because not only he broke the vase but he
didnt say anything !
This child did not face the storm but ran away from it. An another child will break a vase
but he will tell his mother immediately. He wont have experienced any stress or the
other unpleasant emotions the other child had to live with. He entered the storm but came
out very fast and didnt suffer as much as the other child.
This is what we mean by following the buffalo and it can be very useful in todays
We live as one with the nature.
We know that earth is round, the moon is round, the sun is round..
The earth circles around the sun, the moon circles around the earth, the earth turns
around on itself, night and day, all the time.
All natural movement of the universe is a circle. So are our relationships with other
creatures. If we want other people to be nice to us, we must treat them accordingly,
because everything we do comes back to us some day.
The past, the present and the future are the same. When we die, we become past and our
bodies return to the earth. Grass grows from this earth and the buffalo eat that grass.
Our children will eat those buffalo and so we become a part of our children.
This is the circle of life.