By virtue of my traditions, and my community, I worked hard to ensure that I was accepted as part of the traditional family of America.
Traditions are our roots and a profile of who we are as individuals and who we are as a family. They are our roots, which give us stability and a sense of belonging — they ground us.
Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do. But there is a way to live a simple, joy-filled, peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of man.
In many traditions, hawks are sacred: Apollo's messengers for the Greeks, sun symbols for the ancient Egyptians and, in the case of the Lakota Sioux, embodiments of clear vision, speed and single-minded dedication.
Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.