Monday, January 16, 2012

Quoteflections: 16 Point Manifesto

Perhaps you have noticed that I added a new link bar along the top masthead. Included is a manifesto or 'written statement declaring publicly the intention, motives, or views of the issuer.' I found writing this declaration a helpful exercise to distill my underlying perspectives here. Like a mission statement, it serves as a guide and motivation.

A vital life is a quest to:

-nurture strengths and manage weaknesses
-widen horizons with life long educational pursuits
-find vitality in work and life and share the energy
-pursue passion and commitment
-cultivate people bonds
-help children grow
-show a sensitivity to nature, our most precious resource
-seek peace and fulfillment on one's spiritual path
-explore exciting personal challenges
-practice toleration and confront abuses
-seek justice and opportunity for all
-nurture enriching experiences over things
-celebrate one's uniqueness and individuality
-extend the circle of kindness and compassion
-slow down and find joys in each new day
-'Live, let live, and help live.' ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quoteflections 16 Point Manifesto