So Live Your Life - Chief Tecumseh

 

"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none…..”

More so than a simple quote, Chef Tecumseh’s great poem is a memorandum for life, a blueprint for how to lead with kindness, and a directive to inspire with dignity. Modern life, technology, and culture have a way of distracting us from what’s essential, so reading Chef Tecumseh’s wise words will always bring you back to the true essence of living.