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  • One Piece of Advice?

    Imagine you can only give one piece of advice to a beginning Pagan. What is it?

    Mine is - Don't worry so much about reading the right things - just go out and do something spiritual. And when you do read, don't just read the book, do the exercises, try things out!
    Om Namah Shivaya.

    "Im finding seeking the sacred, well, that its rather like falling in love, the harder you seek it, the less likely it is to happen." - Brightshores

    "When your consciousness is directed outward, mind and world arise. When it is directed inward, it realizes its own Source and returns home into the Unmanifested." ~ Eckhart Tolle

  • #2
    You took the words right off of my cursor!

    Live it, don't just read about it.

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    • #3
      Mine:

      In the words of Buddha, follow your own common sense. If something feels funny, listen to that. If someone else sounds stupid, they probably are. Just because someone is a Pagan doesn't mean they know anything, so don't take that as a sign of education.
      ~NITEFALLE~
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      Always in search of, and one step in back of,
      Themselves and their slow-movin' dreams
      ~Willie Nelson~

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      • #4
        Don't feel like you need the approval of anyone else. There will always be someone who disapproves of your beliefs.
        Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans -John Lennon
        Good men don't need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many. -The Doctor

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        • #5
          Study with a critical mindset, just because someone says something, or something is in a book, does not make it right. Double and triple check everything, and trust your own intelligence and instincts.
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          • #6
            Learn from others, learn from yourself, experience life and live your life, be free, be honorable, be helpful and no matter which exact path you choose to follow, you will not fail in achieving a spiritual way of living.
            Learn from others, learn from yourself, experience life and live your life, be free, be honorable, be helpful and no matter which exact path you choose to follow, you will not fail in achieving a spiritual way of living.

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            • #7
              Just because you're new to it, doesn't mean that you aren't smart enough to realize when something isn't right. Listen to your instincts and intelligence.

              Most of all, be yourself. Don't let someone else tell you something/ask you to do something that you aren't comfortable with just because they have more experience.
              Each man performs his service to the Holy according to what he is, not according to what he is not; after all, the sacrifice must not surpass the proper measure of the worshiper. - Iamblichus



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              • #8
                There are no shortcuts. Don't bother lookin' for 'em... pay your dues, study hard, pay attention every chance you get.
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                • #9
                  Of course, trust yourself and your own judgement, but don't be an arse when someone tries to offer you another side of the story. :hahugh:

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                  • #10
                    If you join a group and everyone has a shaved head...don't drink the coolaid.

                    Oh, and read Bonewit's Cult Danger Evaluation Frame - you won't believe how many covens match the warning signs. Be safe and don't let anyone push you around or into anything you're uncomfortable with.

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                    • #11
                      Just because something works for you, does not mean it is right for another.
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                      • #12
                        Stop talking and listen - that doesn't mean to say that you shouldn't stand by your opinions, but remember to be willing to listen to different ones.

                        EDIT: Oh, and remember - all faiths are valid. Including Christianity. No, really.
                        Last edited by Glory; July 4th, 2007, 11:12 AM.
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                        • #13
                          Don't believe everything you read.

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                          • #14
                            The gods speak through everyone, so shut up and listen.

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                            • #15
                              Mine is:

                              Don't think. Feel.
                              Don't accept everything. Question it.
                              Don't make yourself a greater beeing just because you are a pagan. The world has already lots of fluffy bunnies.

                              ... oh and Good Luck!:hahugh:
                              «The myth is the Nothing which is everything» - Fernando Pessoa

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