"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman
or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed,
they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did
you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did
you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Where we
have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort
in silence is where we have experience the loss of soul. Dancing, singing,
storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves."