Mores and Precepts I Must Live By
what is love?
love is life
there is no life
After my return from the outer darkness, and partial recovery from misery and suffering in body, mind, and spirit, I have taken to meditation. In a deep meditative state I realised that I have never been true to my own self, nor to my own standards.
Never in my whole life have I been truly honest, moral, principled… Never in my entire life have I been the courageous, honourable, unswerving man I professed to be.
Hence, these are the mores and precepts I must now live by in truth
Time is valuable, it is all I have to give.
Friendship is not a bargain.
Do not confuse Desire with Love.
Trust knows no limits.
Love is unconditional, (including my love for myself).
My first reaction to my own decision to write and publish this list was that these self-evident truths were too difficult, that there must be an easier, softer, way. However, for this man, there are no other choices.
On reflection, this is the clearer pathway, because these are all yes / no conditions. I am either your friend, or not. I either trust you completely, or I don’t trust you at all. I either love someone, or I don’t.
My path to being the man I should always have been is clear. I’ve written it above in five lines, in simple words even I can understand.