These are ways of life I have agreed to make my own. So far they have served me well. They may or may not work for your life or your current stage of growth. These may help you to understand the way a wizard thinks.
May you find truths that will serve you well.
I suggest reading these slowly.
Think for yourself. Never let anyone else think for you. Else you will become a prisoner of your own device.
If I am to know anything, know that I know nothing. And even that I'm not too sure of.
Believe in yourself. Believe you can achieve whatever you set your will to, and you "will achieve".
Love yourself. You're worth it.
Be grateful to everything and everyone. They're worth it.
Appreciate your water and food, it will return the favor.
It's okay to feel angry, express it properly then let it go.
Raise your fists in defense, never in abuse.
Appreciate your existence, it is one of the most special gifts anyone can receive, a personal, a self creatable you.
Accept & respect everyone else's right to personal choice. It's their god given right, don't take it away.
Give the help someone is willing to receive, not the help you want to give them.
Have faith in your future, and your future will have faith in you.
TAKE CARE OF THE EARTH and she will take care of us. Reduce, reuse, recycle.
Be helpful wherever and whenever you can, and the world will be helpful to you.
Know when you can't help someone, so you don't waist your time trying.
Don't be afraid to express who you are. You are a wonderful spark of creation, EXPRESS IT.
Choose your perception. Only you can choose how to experience anything. Don't like it? Change your perception of it.
Your experience of the world comes through perceptions, change your perceptions and you will change the world.
Take a moment every now and again and observe the uniqueness of your particular situation, take a deep breath, smell the flowers, appreciate your exact location and experience in the universe, it is a uniqueness that will never happen again.
Eliminate habits of thinking that obstruct the universe's ability to carry out my will.
Have fun, you never have to stop being a kid.
The universe communicates with all of us. She tells us her secrets and answers all of our questions, we just have to pay attention for the answer.
Know when to keep your mouth shut and play dumb.
Always do your best and you will never have anything to regret.
Eliminate or reduce toxic relationships.
It's okay to to make mistakes, learn from them and do things differently next time.
Remember that, I am not a body, I am not thoughts about myself, I am spirit.
Remember that, I am not a being dreaming of worldly events, I am a world dreaming of local events.
Remember that, I am a force of nature, nothing can stop my true path. I will ensure my own success.
All of life is a circle, what you send out comes back.
We each create our personal reality by transmitting our powers of manifestation. Wizards learn how to clean up their transmissions so that the can create precisely with their intent.
Do what you love. If you can't yet, love what you do, and your world will love you too.
Smile, you just might make someone's day.
Accept people and the world the way they are, but work to change it for the better.
One thing is for sure of anyone who has ever succeeded, they never gave up.
You cant change someone, you can only change yourself and hope that they can grow from that.
All you see in your world is the outcome of your idea about it.
You are what you think you are. You are your own thoughts about yourself, made manifest.
Life is not a process of discovery, it is a process of creation.
I will post more as they come to mind. May your truths serve you well.
Merlin of Manitou's ways of life
Merlin's personal self imposed rules, teachings and concepts.