Thursday, October 15, 2015

             Your responsible behavior and good actions serve as moral and ethical examples of ideal character. Strive always to act with sound judgment, civility, fairness, justice, responsibility, compassion, wisdom, and awareness of the needs of others.
             Self-transcendence is a level above and beyond self-actualization. It is other-orientation—your pursuit of the rights and well-being of others. It is grounded in effective personal management, and realistic awareness of your own capacities and limitations. It requires mental and physical balance.
             See mind and body as integrated, and exercise them vigorously and holistically. Be calm, content, energetic, inquiring, and creative. Explore life respectfully to discover, observe, reflect, and learn. Seek and learn from criticism. Attempt to clarify uncertainty and ambiguity, but accept that this may not be possible.
             Manage impulses: before reacting, anticipate the consequences of your actions. Limit your accumulation of things, relationships, and obligations. Let go of addictions and stressful influences. Find satisfaction with the basic comforts of a simple life.
             Use and encourage wisdom, tolerance, and understanding to coexist in harmony with all. Recognize that people are inherently good. Stretch yourself—be tolerant, accepting, and forgiving. When possible, provide assistance and hope. Encourage the ability of others to look within, to define themselves, and to travel a path in life consistent with their values. Guide them toward truth-seeking, independent thinking, and responsible, healthy lifestyles. In so doing, you will be an archetype, an avatar, an exemplar, a paragon of virtue, a sage, a mentor.
             Virtuous, ethical behavior exemplifies ideal human character.

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