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Here are the 10 commandments that guide me --though I follow them rather imperfectly. For example, I'm more prone to worrying than celebrating, and sometimes too sure that my opinions are the right ones:Valerie's 10 Commandments-- or better said--Aspirations
1. Do unto others as they would have you do unto them.
2. Give more than you take.
3. Always keep in mind that you may be wrong.
4. Strive to value the suffering and joy of other beings like you value your own.
5. Care more about seeking truth than you care about being right.
6. Practice random acts of kindness.
7. Protect the sacred web of life, so that future generations may delight in the beauty and complexity into which you were born.
8. Take time to celebrate the gifts of life, love, and beauty.
9. Ask for help when you need it.
10. Live in love.
Bio (from a book ad):
Dr. Valerie Tarico is author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light and Deas and other Imaginings, both available from the Oracle Institute Press (http://theoracleinstitute.org/books). She hosts “Christianity in the Public Square,” a monthly series on Moral Politics Television. Raised in a staunch fundamentalist family, Dr. Tarico attended Wheaton College, where the Billy Graham Center houses a museum dedicated to the history of American Evangelicalism. She obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa before completing postdoctoral studies at the University of Washington. Now a psychotherapist in Seattle, Dr. Tarico calls upon her scientific training, professional experience, and background as a born-again Evangelical as she examines crucial questions about faith, facts, and compassion.
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"We are each other's business; we are each other's harvest; we are each other's magnitude and bond.” --American poet Gwendolyn Brooks