Medicine Man, Yurok Indigenous People, America

  • The Uncarved Block

    Medicine Man, Yurok Indigenous People, America

    (Submitted by the Art of Living team)

    Native North American cultures are a distant echo of prehistoric Asian cultures. Tens of thousands of years ago, both continents were peopled by societies in harmony with The Way, the people of P’u, or The Uncarved Block of Taoist tradition.

    The essence of The Uncarved Block is that things in their original simplicity contain their own natural power, power that is easily spoiled and lost when that simplicity is changed. This principle applies not only to things, but to people as well.