Happy Odin’s Day!
When I first started this blog I would talk about the Nine Noble Virtues (NNV) and then talk about the three higher vitrues of Love, Justice and Wisdom. I still beleive in these higher virtues I will jsut talk about to them less becasue as I have tried ot live my life by the NNV I now recognize that these higher virtues simply are more and more just a result of living the NNV. It’s simply a matter of growth.
This has led me to seeing that all virtues in the NNV form the threefold cord of Justice, Love and Wisdom. These three virtues form the Noble Life. This is the one goal – a life that is lived in nobility of character and humanity. The Nine form the Three and the three twist into the life that is lived in nobility. A Noble Life is the ultimate goal of the NNV.
The big thing for me as why I follow this philosophy is that anyone can do this. Wealth or skill or experience does not matter. What matters is that one pursue virtues to get to the noble life lived. Nine to three to one.
The Rabyd Skald – Wandering Soul, Bard, and Philosopher. The Grey Wayfarer.
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I enjoyed the Quaker practice of Queries. At the start of each meeting year, a schedule of attributes or themes was set up to be explored through questioning. For instance, for Integrity, questions to explore within one’s practice and as a meeting might be:
1. In what ways does my life speak of my beliefs and values?
2. How do we recognize the truth by which to live?
3. In what ways is my life in harmony with truth as I know it?
Other themes I remember were simplicity, peace, community, family life, environmental stewardship. The Queries provided a framework to operate within in these areas. The NNV reminds me very much of this practice.