Monday, April 20, 2009

The Essence

If I were to boil the essence of heathenism down to one phrase, putting aside all of the symbols and the rites and the lore, it would be :

"Give weight to what has value, and never allow anyone to disrespect you."

Easier said than done.

Learning how to discern value, to differentiate it from the trivial, is hard work.

Then not taking it for granted, and giving it the honor it truly deserves? A lifetime of work.

But one must also not allow others to step on what is of value, whether they find it of value or not. Let them find your strong fist grounded in rooted stance of value.

Do not brook disrespect.

Give value where it is merited.

Everything leads to and from these two simple but difficult points.


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