Thursday, September 1, 2016

My Ten Commandments

I've only come up with eight so far...
  1. Thou shalt love thyself as thy neighbor.
  2. Thou shalt not self-destruct.
  3. Thou shalt cease wrangling over religion and "Truth."
  4. Thou shalt not fear, hurt, demean, or kill those whose views and lifestyles are different from thine own, but thou shalt seek to understand them.
  5. Thou shalt cultivate a garden; in it shalt thou plant thankfulness, gratitude, patience, compassion, and trust in the grand designs of the universe.
  6. Thou shalt be a champion for the oppressed, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised.
  7. Thou shalt not isolate thyself, save it be for prayer, solace, and meditation.
  8. Thou shalt love thy spouse and thine offspring. What doth it benefit a person if she gains the whole world, but loses her own children?