Category Elder’s Meditation


The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the
~Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the
rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
~Chinese Proverb

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
~Norman Cousins

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – February 5
“Let the person I serve express his thanks according to his own bringing up and his sense of humor.”
— Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa), SANTEE SIOUX
“It is better to give than receive.” But it doesn’t really matter if we are giving or receiving. There is an identical feeling associated with both. We get this feeling every time we receive. We can’t control when we receive gifts but we can control when we give gifts. Therefore, the more we give, the better we feel. When we are given gifts, or someone does something for us, it is the Indian way to honor this person.

Great Spirit, let me honor and be respectful to those who are good to me today

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 29
“We grieve more because we have been disconnected from our earth, our first Mother, our spiritual Mother.”
— Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA
Where does all life come from? The Earth. Where does everything return to? The Earth. Where do values come from? The Earth. Many people are lost because they don’t know the importance of connection to the Earth. They connect to money, to relationships, to success, to goals. When we are disconnected from the Earth, we have feelings of being sad or lost. When we are connected to the Earth, we feel warm and secure.

Great Spirit, help me to stay connected to the Mother Earth.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 26

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 26
“All life is a circle.”
— Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE
The atom is a circle, orbits are circles, the earth, moon, and sun are circles. The seasons are circles. The cycle of life is a circle: baby, youth, adult, elder. The sun gives life to the earth who feeds life to the trees whose seeds fall to the earth to grow new trees. We need to practice seeing the cycles that the Great Spirit gave us because this will help us more in our understanding of how things operate. We need to respect these cycles and live in harmony with them.

Great Spirit, let me grow in knowledge of the circle

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 27

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 27
“The journey to the Spirit World is a long one, my friend. But when you die, that doesn’t mean that this is the end.”
— —Buddy Red Bow, LAKOTA
The Elders tell us of the other dimension, the Spirit World. Our spirit in our bodies does not die, it only looks that way to our eyes and our brains. Some of our ceremonies allow us to see into the Spirit World. Death is only part of a process of life. It shows the transition into the Spirit World. The Elders tell us this is a joyful life journey.
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