Seven Perennial Spiritual Practices:
"1. Transform your motivation: reduce craving and find your soul's desire.
2. Cultivate emotional wisdom: heal your heart and learn to love.
3. Live ethically: feel good by doing good.
4. Concentrate and calm your mind.
5. Awaken your spiritual vision: see clearly and recognize the sacred in all things.
6. Cultivate spiritual intelligence: develop wisdom and understand life.
7. Express spirit in action: embrace generosity and the joy of service."
- Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind, 1999
Nine Pagan Virtues
"1. Wisdom - Good judgment, the ability to perceive people and situations correctly, deliberate about and decide on the correct response.
2. Piety - Correct observance of ritual and social traditions; the maintenance of the agreements (both personal and societal),
we humans have with the Gods and Spirits. Keep the Old Ways, through ceremony and duty.
3. Vision - The ability to broaden one's perspective to have a greater understanding of our place and role in the cosmos,
relating to the past, present and future.
4. Courage - The ability to act appropriately in the face of danger.
5. Integrity - Honor; being trustworthy to oneself and to others, involving oath-keeping, honesty, fairness, respect, self-confidence.
6. Perseverance - Drive; the motivation to pursue goals even when that pursuit becomes difficult.
7. Hospitality - Acting as both a gracious host and an appreciative guest, involving benevolence, friendliness, humor, and the
honoring of "a gift for a gift."
8. Moderation - Cultivating one's appetites so that one is neither a slave to them nor driven to ill health (mental or physical),
through excess or deficiency.
9. Fertility - Bounty of mind, body and spirit, involving creativity, production of objects, food, works of art, etc., an
appreciation of the physical, sensual and nurturing."
- The Ar nDraíocht Feín Dedicant Program, 2005.
Virtues and a Good Life
Fitness and Well Being
Aging Well and Values
The Ten Paramitas of Buddhism
Dharmapada Sutra of the Buddha
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu