Guidance and Shrines

We try not to judge any choices except for our own. The beliefs of all others are part of their journey. Beliefs cannot harm us, only actions.

We react to the actions of others as necessary based on our own journey. We can defend ourselves and others from harm.

We do not act with the goal to influence others. We do not try to change beliefs, even if we absolutely disagree with them.

We do not act in vengeance. Causing harm in retaliation for harm is just more harm and will escalate.

We do not punish or reward. We can show thanks or we can work with those who do wrong to understand the motive of their actions and to explain what would be preferred if they want to work with us.

We offer praise only as honest admiration and thankfulness. We offer critique when asked and only as an honest effort to assist that person with their goals.

There are no laws or rules to be broken. Your actions and choices are either honoring the Principles by way of the Virtues or they are not. There is no retribution if you make choices based on the opposing principles (cowardice, hatred and falsehood). Avatarhood is entirely a life you must lead of your own free will. When you stray, you alone must look inward and commune with your understanding of the Virtues.

We designate special shrines in our homes, our properties, or any place we can go to have a degree of seclusion for uninterrupted meditation. In time, we each have a shrine for each of the the eight Virtues, but initially we may only start with one. We meditate at specific shrines as a reminder of the virtue we seek insight from as well as to help us focus our thoughts on that Virtue.

Often, we understand where we chose poorly and seek guidance at the shrines to help us to alter our biased thoughts in order to avoid the same mistake in the future. Our understanding of the Virtues and through them the Principles comes from regular reflection at the shrines. There’s not a specific interval requirement or designated time duration for your meditations. This means you could meditate daily for an hour or weekly for 15 minutes. How often and for how long is entirely up to you.

Just remember that reflection and meditation on the Virtues is essential for gaining insight.

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