Living by your principles, is a very noble way to live. Things like chivalry, honor, loyalty, and faithfulness are just some of the standards I used to shore up my life as a young man. As a more mature individual I began the part of life that puts to test all or at least most of my principles. Some of the concepts of having good principles followed me into the military service, during the Vietnam war. I can’t think of anywhere better suited for someone with a high standard of principles. War will test everything, your integrity your resolve everything you believe to be right will be put to the test.

It doesn’t take a war to shake up principles though, that can be done by any situation that puts us in a compromising situation which gives us enough freedom to make a choice about something we truly want and what is for our best interest.

Now having said all that, I have something to confess. After spending so much time trying to live by my principles, I began to see that failing at it was necessary. I needed to understand that my principles were a source of my pride, which I really didn’t need. After all it comes before the fall, and hell, I got tired of the falling.

In the end, it’s not my principles that matter. It’s choosing the correct path, and choosing to live with others in mind. Giving of yourself, oh you still have principles there just not yours.

~ by spiritualhypster on 02/17/2012.

2 Responses to “Principles”

  1. You fail and fail until finally you learn to empty yourself and just be… then loving-kindness shines forth naturally, and you can have principles without pride.

    Great post! Peace ~ Ben


  2. Reblogged this on Namaste Consulting Inc. and commented:
    It often comes back to living the middle way of the path, doesn’t it? Thank you for this reminder!


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