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Rosey Fingered Dawn

Posted 11-10-2008 at 05:51 AM by elston
Updated 11-11-2008 at 05:23 AM by elston

11/10/2008
Gorham, Maine

I am sitting in my office looking out at the wood lot across the street which, at this late autumnal season of the year, is mostly bare trees trunks with some coppery undergrowth of beech and oak saplings. The sun has been slowly coming out as I have been working...when I just looked out the trees were glowing with an intense rosey hue....the limbs and trunks seemed to radiate and glow with the reflected light of the rising sun. The ancients refered to...
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Personal Credo Part III

Posted 09-29-2008 at 12:14 PM by elston

Ethical Conduct

I believe that each person is responsible for their own behavior. Although there are no absolute rules to live by, we can discern some guidelines based on our own experience and the teachings of ancient wisdom systems and prophetic teachers.

These are some that make sense to me:

1. Appreciate and be thankful for your life.
Be humble and remember that you didn't do anything to deserve it.

Your life and...
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Autumnal Thoughts

Posted 09-26-2008 at 08:11 AM by elston
Updated 01-03-2009 at 12:18 PM by elston

Fall is a "stirring time"--that means the literal stirring of jelly stained wooden spoons in ceramic bowls full of batter, and stirring up the ashes of last night's fire in the cast iron parlor stove....but it also means a stirring up of memories of past seasons, and of the people with whom we once shared this time, the past trips, the pickle recipes and locations and stories.

Fall is a stirring time. It is a time of change... It is like stirring up the water in a quiet...
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Personal Credo: Part II

Posted 09-25-2008 at 10:31 AM by elston
Updated 09-26-2008 at 08:13 AM by elston

This is a continuation of a previous blog entry entitled "Personal Credo/I Believe"

Interconnectedness:

I believe in the inter-connectedness of all things. The Lakota elders teach, "Mitakuye Oyasin" as a basic tenet of their understanding of the nature of existance. It means, "All My Relations" and it describes a kinship relationship to all living and inanimate elements of creation. This insight rings true to me. I am brother to all the animals,...
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Personal Credo/ I Believe

Posted 09-24-2008 at 06:54 AM by elston

Mystery:

I believe that there is a mystery that underlies all things. I believe that the mystery is limitless and enduring and includes the creation and the sustenence of "all that is". The mystery is independent and while it neither needs nor seeks our acknowledgement or our devotion, it is certainly worthy of our respect. The mystery is non-judgemental of human behavior; it maintains non-interfering neutrality, but that neutrality encompasses total acceptance of us all,...
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