- Love yourself
- Love (at least) one other person
- Understand history without guilt, blame or shame
- Nurture your tribe, avoid sleepers and snakes if possible.
- Win with integrity.
The key is that first step. LOVING YOURSELF. If you do, you value your heart, your time, your energy. You value the gift you give others. You step out of co-dependency. This pattern is a key to a strain-free (stress ain’t the problem. Being unable to HANDLE the stress healthfully is the problem), joyful, high-energy, creative life. You don’t waste your time with trolls, but offer compassion and courtesy to all.
After all, discourtesy is usually a matter of anger. Anger is fear. Remove the fear, and what remains is love. So long as you are strong enough to defend from snakes and monsters, love is the very best way to address life.
What is the best way to address #1? There are countless tools. I personally and DAILY use:
- Heartbeat meditation
- Ancient Child
- Morning Ritual.
If I ONLY had time to do one…I’d choose the Morning Ritual, as it is combined with physical motion, and I’m therefore taking care of body, mind, and spirit all at the same time.