- Do not judge.
- Forget all kind of morals you have been taught.
- Observe the behaviour of other people and try to understand
- Let life teach you.
- Always remember that nobody is able to evaluate if their
thoughts are well-founded.
- Smile and enjoy simple things.
- Share your opinions with other people, but don't try to
- Love those who are with you.
- Love what you are.
- Love what you do.
These few simple but not banal guidelines summarize what I have learnt
in the twenty-five years of my life.
This "free decalogue" is free both because it is inspired by a
principle of freedom in planning one's life and relationships and
because everyone can use, interpret, modify or adapt it freely.
People condemn, absolve, pass judgement on themselves and on others.
There is no worse judgement than the one formed without knowledge and
there is no form of complete knowledge.
all kind of
morals you have been taught
. This is not an invitation to
debauchery, but to reflection and respect. Morals, always ready to be
applied to every personal and collective aspect of life, to impose
their laws and their schemes, their judgement on good and evil, cannot
but prevent us from understanding ourselves, other people, our
relationships with the others.
the behaviour of
other people and try to understand it
. The first two
points are propaedeutical for the third. Trying to understand what is
beyond our microcosm also means developing and overcoming the
self-centredness so typical of our time.
life teach you
A lot of people try to convince themselves that their world view is
right, but this will not alter the nature of things, that never has
been influenced or changed by simple opinions.
nobody is able to evaluate if their thoughts are well-founded
This means accepting the insuperable limits of ourselves and of all
human beings with humility.
and enjoy simple
. This attitude, besides helping to live, also
reveals one's intelligence.
your opinions with
other people, but don't try to impose them
. A lot of
mistakes and misunderstandings derive from a sense of superiority which
is easy to fall in.
those who are with
you. Love what you are. Love what you do.
I do not need to add any other words.
www.galgani.itJune 9, 2008