1. The baseline to a healthy relationship with someone else is a healthy relationship with yourself. Trust yourself, love yourself, be good to yourself, forgive yourself, listen to yourself, and you’ll probably do the same for your partner.
2. Family is who you love and who also loves you back. Can be blood relatives or soul brothers and sisters; birth children, adopted children, or the view that all children are all our children, and the world becomes your family.
3. Aggression leads to aggression; love leads to love; we are each the energy source; we are not rowboats rocked by the storm, but sailboats with the tools to manifest the wind in the direction of our choosing.
4. Caring about material possessions is poison that diverts our attention away from the people and causes that truly matter to us; it’s a capitalist conceit I’m not buying.
5. We become what others see in us, so we need to be careful who we listen to, and conscious of the versions of others we project upon them. There is a better version of each of us inside; we must guide each other into the sun where we can grow, not hold each other in the darkness that is stasis.
6. The safest way to be popular is to only have popular opinions. But the world needs more from us than that. Our purposes are greater than popularity. We are soldiers of destiny. The fate of eternity is the fate of ourselves. We are vessels of a greatness not our own, but which we are graced to share in when we don’t claim it as ours.