Thursday 22 November 2012

Havamal Snippets 4: Physiological and Psychological Needs

It's Wednesday (Woden/Odin's Day) which means that it's time for another verse from the Havamal 'Sayings of the High One - Odin'. The poem full of wisdom, both everyday and ethereal. (The poem can be found in full HERE):
4. Water to him is needful
who for refection comes,
a towel and hospitable invitation,
a good reception;
if he can get it,
discourse and answer.
Learn to understand and recognise the needs of your kinsmen. This means recognising facial expressiosns, body lanuguage, inflection in their voice, and then doing your best to help them through any stressful period.


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