Thursday, April 5, 2012

How Shall We Live?

The problem everywhere nowadays turns on how we shall decide to live. Neither the government leaders nor the demographers have been able to supply an answer to the question, How shall we live?
Edward Hoagland (1932 - ) American author, books include Compass Points: How I Lived and Balancing Acts

Without commonly shared and widely entrenched moral values and obligations, neither the law, nor democratic government, nor the market economy will function properly.
Vaclav Havel (1236 - 2011), Czech writer, playwright and imprisoned anti-Soviet dissident, past president of Czechoslovakia, books include The Art of the Impossible: Politics as Morality in Practice

Have you decided how to live? 
What are your moral values and obligations? 
Can you clearly state them, so others can understand what your conscience is based upon? 
Do you still expect some one else to do this for you? 
Will some charismatic leader, some savoir or a rescuer come along or will you grow up?? 

It is obvious, to anyone who listens to the news, that democratically elected governments and market economies are not functioning properly... 
When do you plan to do something about this? 
How much more will we take, before each of us accepts our obligation to stand up for ourselves? 
We need a code of honor we can live by. We need a code of honor others can share.
Or else we must continue swallowing lies and collaborating with corrupt leaders and unsustainable systems.
The choice is yours.


  1. Let's see what happens when we decide to live by the Laws of the Universe, consciously and conscientiously, together for a year.
    I hope we'll never go backwards to the non-working ways!

  2. It was wonderful to see everyone last night. Just walking into all of that vibrant, supportive energy gives me a chance to re-set, to set aside habitual ways of thinking and look at things a bit differently, to breathe. And when I return to my life it feels lighter, less reactive, BALANCED, even if just for a little while.

    1. Thanks always for bringing your Divine Being and Beauty to our circle Catherine! ;-)

  3. Wow! I am going through this on a personal and professional level now..speaking up is not easy to do. Always second-guessing...

    1. Lovely Alana,
      Glad to be resonating with where you're at, and what you're doing!
      The Wheel & the Laws have helped me not make everything strictly 'personal' when speaking up.
      Hope you can use them to good effect.
      That's what the Wisdom Wheel & the Universal Laws are for.
      We are not alone as we speak up!
      Hugs to you.