This blog began as a way to stay in touch with family and friends, but my purpose has expanded to include indigenous cultures, spirituality, nature connection, and family history.
My blogging is sustained by a few guiding values. First, my blog should add value to the world. Second, much of what I write points back to simple things like spending time with loved ones or connecting with the earth. Finally, I prefer to write about my own first-person experiences. My greatest contribution to the world is to live courageously and to always speak from my heart.
Sulustu is pronounced: soo-loo-stoo, (with emphasis placed on the last syllable).
"Take away all doubts, all fears, and only your spirit remains: pure love; that is as close to our Creator as we can be." ~Ed Moses
"It is the same for all men. None of us can escape this shadow of the father, even if that shadow fills us with fear, even if it has no name or face. To be worthy of that man, to prove something to that man, to exorcise the memory of that man from every corner of our life—however it affects us, the shadow of that man cannot be denied." ~Kent Nerburn
"The first thing I learned was respect for all things, because everything has a spirit." ~Ed Moses
"My religion starts from the heart." ~Ed Moses
"Songs made from dreams hold their power forever. Any power given in a dream is a gift from the spirit to help the people." ~Ed Moses
"When you hear the music, own it and let your body move in whichever way it takes you. Dance your life. Trust your spirit the way you trust the music." ~Rhonda Moses
"Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry." ~Tom Mullen
"Until you have a son of your own . . . you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. You will never know the sense of honor that makes a man want to be more than he is and to pass something good and hopeful into the hands of his son. And you will never know the heartbreak of the fathers who are haunted by the personal demons that keep them from being the men they want their sons to be." ~Kent Nerburn
"What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, whatever that may be." ~Helen Claes
"A daughter is a gift of love." ~Author Unknown
"My Daughter has made the darkness in my heart light up brighter than I ever thought possible. My Daughter gives me a reason to live and try each and every day. I cannot thank our Lord enough for blessing me with her. And as blessings come, so do disappointments. There are trials and rewards throughout everyone's life. My Daughter had helped me through the most difficult times of my life. I can only pray she will allow me to be there for hers." ~Georgene Maciolek
"Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low, could still be saved; the bitterest enemy and also he who was your friend could again be your friend; love that has grown cold can kindle.” ~Soren Kierkagaard
"It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons." ~Friedrich von Schiller