If But A Human I May Remain

Does my manners and behavior save my soul?

Will my ability to control myself make me an apt human being?

Is it sufficient for me to abstain from desire?

Do no harm.

To be willing to live, learn and love to a high degree.

Spend effort on learning how to learn.

Be willing to be student and teacher while allowing a lack of knowing.

Yet, question and inquire, use curiosity to this end.

Be a practitioner of meditation, reading and writing to be a good citizen.

Allow a place in one’s heart for virtue.

Exercise the heart, mind and soul.

Remain mindful, present and keep a sense of humor.

To be such a human is no easy accomplishment.

Is this an aim or worthwhile purpose?

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