Journalist Stephanie Nolen reports that Brazil’s indigenous people (primarily adolescents) are taking their own lives at a rate 22 times that of their fellow citizens. Some attribute this “bad” death to the dislodgement of mokoi and gwyra – two small birds that normally perch on your shoulders as you travel through your life. Harsh words or witnessing a traumatic event can frighten them away, leaving you vulnerable to the angue – the evil spirits that can overtake you. This is a visually simplistic way of explaining unfortunate occurrences. However the kernel of Truth resides in the fact that belief is profoundly important in how we respond to life and its challenges. Where are your mokoi and gwyra?
To your Happiness,