The ancient Sioux legend that teaches us the meaning of true love

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An ancient Sioux legend gives us an important teaching on love. What should a couple do to stay together over the years without smothering each other?

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A ancient Sioux legend gives us an important lesson onlove. What should a couple do to stay together over the years without smothering each other?





The wisdom of the Sioux teaches us that if we love someone we must let them fly free with their wings. If we remain united in an excessive way, so much so that we have imaginary ropes or chains that do not leave us free, realizing our dreams and what we really are becomes impossible.

We discover the meaning of true love by reading this story that it teaches us how to keep the relationship alive over time thanks to a very important secret to learn and never forget.

The Sioux are a people of great wisdom. We can listen to their voice and learn something about life and love by reflecting on the legendary stories of Toro Bravo and Nube Azzurra, the two lovers eager to get married, protagonists of this story.

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Love can last forever if we learn to truly respect each other's freedom. A story with a concrete example helps us to really understand what it means to love the other without ifs and buts.

This ancient Sioux legend - known as The legend of the eagle and the hawk - says that one day Angry bull e Blue Cloud they came holding hands to the tent of the old sorcerer of the tribe and asked him:

“We love each other and want to get married. But we love each other so much that we want advice that guarantees us to stay together forever, that ensures that we stay next to each other until we die. What can we do?".


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Il old sage, thrilled to see them so young and so in love, so eager for a good word, he said:

“Do what needs to be done. You, Blue Cloud, must climb the mountain north of the village. With only a net, you have to catch the strongest hawk and bring it here alive, on the third day after the new moon. And you, Toro Bravo, must climb the thunder mountain; at the top you will find the strongest of all eagles. Only with a net will you have to take it and bring it to me, alive! ”.

Young people they hugged each other tenderly and then left to fulfill the mission. On the appointed day, in front of the sorcerer, the two waited with their birds. The wise old man took them out of the sack and found that they were really beautiful specimens of the animals required.

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"And now, what should we do?" Asked the young people.

“Take the birds and tie them together by one leg with these leather laces. When they are tied, let them go so that they fly free ”- replied the wise old Sioux.

They did what was ordered and released the birds. The eagle and the hawk they tried to fly, but only managed to make small leaps on the ground. After a while, irritated by the inability to fly,the birds began to attack each other and pecked to the point of injury.

Then the wise old man said:


“Never forget what you are seeing. My advice is this: you are like the eagle and the hawk. If you keep yourselves tied to one another, even for love, you will not only live by hurting each other but, sooner or later, you will begin to hurt each other. If you want the love between you to last a long time, fly together, but not remaining tied up with the impossibility of being yourself ".


If you really love someone let it fly with its wings...

If you dream of lasting love, let the other person have the right freedom, do not suffocate him and always try to reach a peaceful agreement.

Marta Albè

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