In my book, People of the Green Hills, the people have a spiritual guidebook called Journey that the archaeologists find and are able to translate. The People had seven tenets or principles that they lived by, and I find them comforting, particularly since I have done something stupid and I’m kicking myself over it all day. Here they are:
- The meaning of life is the experience of it.
- Man is not the master of creation; he is part of it.
- Every person is of equal importance, every gift of equal value.
- A society is only as strong as its families; as the family goes, so goes civilization.
- Live simply and celebrate often.
- Anything worth doing is worth doing beautifully.
- Treat others as you wish to be treated; no other laws are necessary.
These are not earth-shaking; nor are they particularly original, but sometimes something just needs to be said, even though we know it already. I know that this helps me today. Hopefully it will help you too.