We all have a code that we live by, it doesn’t matter if we are conscious of that fact or not. The code we live by is often crafted by our parents, peers or society in general. Do we even know what our code consists of, well you do when someone disrespects it!
I suppose you could call this way of living as being morally correct, ethically right or even universal law to an extent. Really, what our personal code of conduct boils down to is how we view the world, or how we think the world should be. We believe the way we see things is right, and the views of others is either down right wrong, or distorted in some way.
I have had a code that I have lived by for a long time and mostly it has served me fairly well, but through the help of my therapy and my ever increasing perception of my previous and current behaviors I am slowly changing my own personal code. I am crafting this code of honor so to speak on a weekly and daily basis. Almost every week I am finding something to rid myself of, or at least to re-evaluate in some way.
I Have A Code
I have always found the mind of the warrior to be something worthy of study, not so much the modern warrior mentality, but the ancient Samurai etc. They had a very firm code of conduct, they spent countless hours perfecting both their physical arts, but also their mental disciplines. I spent a number of years practicing various martial arts and I spent many a mis-spent evening reading various Eastern philosophies connected with the likes of the Samurai.
I am slowly crafting both my mental, emotional and spiritual disciplines along the lines of the ancient warrior disciplines.
I am not a physical warrior by any stretch of the imagination, but at times I do have the mind of one. This is something in time I wish to embrace and nurture much more.
I Have Crafted Some Outlines For My ‘Warriors Code’
- Have the courage and strength to go beyond my self imposed limitations
- In the great silence is the I am.
- I use negative in my life as a learning experience, and a cause for growth
- Balance is the middle path
- My word is law to me
- Living a life of acceptance, gratitude and detachment
- Judge nothing
- Don’t defend or force my views
- Respect all living beings, no matter how different they are from me
- My power comes from divine mind
- Life is sacred
- Accept and understand death, but not to fear it
- To be physically, mentally, emotionally disciplined
Note: List updated 28 Sep 2019
The above is a little long winded, so there will indeed be some fine tuning before I can settle on maybe a list of possibly 5 or 10 core aspects.
I am finding the re-evaluation of my long held beliefs to be something rather cathartic and liberating, although I am finding the process of removing long held beliefs to be a scary and daunting experience at times. I know I can’t stand still, because the fear of stagnation is often more daunting than the fear of the unknown.
Here’s to the elimination and liberation of long held and restricting beliefs!
I would be interested to hear if anyone has a code they live by or something similar?