all lives are for others

Sacrifice your life for you will not get out alive, and it is for others; all lives are for others: a mutual thing: no life stands apart.

:- Doug.

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meaning bring meaninglessness

You meaning bring meaninglessness
it written I have may
it’s poem too your

:- Doug.

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Lost sometimes

Lost sometimes found before
Death wailing forth birth brings

:- Doug.

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This class is a story

This class is a story
of death
and new birth
yours
mine
memento mori
memento vivere dum mori

:- Doug.

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Two worlds into me merged

Two worlds into me merged
To become was I whom?

:- Doug.

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O elder

O elder
cosmos bring of the in energy
gather go out it divinity from

:- Doug.

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Go ever than profounder

Come elders
Let us depth our plumbs
Go ever than profounder we went

:- Doug.

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Hints

Hints. A good way to learn. They draw us on, put us all to work, leave room for mystery.

:- Doug.

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shadows brewing

There is something brewing here, that there is something deeper going on in eldering. Of course. Still, there is a turning coming, and I have caught a glimpse of its shadow as it heads around the corner.

:- Doug.

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Mundane and seminal

Elderhood is inner work and outer work, mundane and seminal.

:- Doug.

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More than one threshold:

Perhaps elderhood offers more than one threshold: a threshold of thresholds to a larger work for a larger world.

:- Doug.

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A new work in the world is offered

A new work in the world is offered to you. None survive the offering; some bring good to those who come after.

:- Doug.

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Bestow boons on the generations

An elder is a person with the power to bestow boons on the generations.

:- Doug.

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take profound care of one another

Why do bad times, deaths, floods, fires, and collisions bring us together in profound ways? Perhaps because they give us an opportunity to do what’s in our blood: take care of one another. This is more needful to us than our own food, clothing, and shelter.

:- Doug.

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An active role for some

For some of you eldering will be an active role—mentoring, speaking out, knitting souls—and for others just being peace, love, grace.

:- Doug.

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Don’t eat the watermelon whole

Don’t eat the watermelon whole. Take a wedge, spit some seeds, leave the rind for compost, come back later for more conversing with your watermelon.

:- Doug.

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Eldering is a special role

Eldering is a special role and developmental stage available typically after some years. It is a threshold some cross.

:- Doug.

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Not different from prior generations

We may not be different from prior generations: we often forget the lessons they have learned and maybe passed on to us.

:- Doug.

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another way of expressing

Conversation is another way of expressing the interdependence of all, the mutual co-arising, interbeing, feedback, open systems, marriage, parent and child, family, the generations, life.

:- Doug.

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Is it essential elders agree?

Is it essential elders agree about the centrality of conversation? Of flow?

:- Doug.

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behave as I wish

For the last couple of weeks I have been trying to get my latest computer install to behave as I wish. It is fruitful to see a “problem” as smaller than I’d seen it before. It allows me to move beyond, to put some issues on the shelf for later. Or never. Relief. Move on. Progress.

:- Doug.

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seeing the flow

Elders of all people can see the interconnections among us, the flow in which we have our being.

:- Doug.

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Life advances etherealizing

Life advances etherealizing.

:- Doug.

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