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Desiderata.

Sannion's Desiderata.

Everything you do and everything you are is a choice.
You are free.
Choose wisely.

You are a freak and will never measure up.
No one understands you.
 No one cares.
 Now get over that shit and start living for yourself.

Make mistakes, as many as you can.
 How else are you going to learn?

Show respect to everyone and everything.
 Yes, even if they don’t deserve it.
 Manners aren’t for other people, they are for us.

Question everything.
 Especially if it comes from an authority.

Educate yourself.

You will never have it figured out.

At least once a day just stop everything you’re doing and be completely present and mindful.

Listen to The Doors.
Jim Morrison was a prophet.

Love unguardedly.
Hearts are made to be crushed.

You will die a thousand deaths before your time if you do not master your fear.

Find what you are great at and pursue it with a single-minded devotion.

It doesn’t matter if it’s hard and difficult and unpleasant.
Do it anyway.

Live simply in order to enjoy greater leisure and pleasure.

No matter how great you are there are ones who are greater still. They are gods and spirits and the host of the dead. There are beings greater than you beyond number. The whole world is alive with their presence. Honor them, from highest to lowest and all in between.

If your every act is one of reverence and right relationship with the powers you cannot help but live rightly, justly, wisely and prosperously.

Some gods and spirits aren't nice.

You have a body.
What sustains you is physical.
Therefore make material offerings to those who have blessed you.

Give beyond what is expected of you.
The excess is the choicest portion of the sacrifice.

Worship with joy.
You are in the presence of the divine!
Be overcome by awe.

Laugh.

Dance.

Sing.

Scream.

Cry.

Be open.
Don’t hold back.
It’s okay to look mad and foolish.
All the best people do.

Wear masks.

Be pure in mind and body when you carry out sacred service.

Whenever you’re uncertain, divine.

Bow your head to no man, but to the gods only.

Always approach the holy crowned.

Adorn your shrines with flowers.

Immerse yourself in prayer and thoughts of your gods and spirits.

Carry them with you wherever you go.

A gift requires a gift in return.

Remember and honor those who came before you.
You would not be who you are without them.

Test yourself in the flame.

Let spiders live.

You always have time for worship. If you don’t, rearrange your schedule. Do you really want to tell them that they are not a priority in your life, that they aren't worthy of your time and attention?

First master the rites and traditions that have been handed down to you; then only may you improvise.

All that is beautiful is dear to the gods, so make your worship as beautiful as you can.

Begin every endeavor with a sacrifice.

Worship outdoors as often as you can.

Cities are outdoors too.

Learn everything about the place where you live.

Don’t come to the gods only in times of need.

Make amends swiftly.

Never let your shrines gather dust through neglect.

Treat strangers as you would treat Hermes.

Do not revile another’s god.
There are strange alliances among the powers.

Pray from the heart with honest words.
Your gods know you — there is nothing you can hide from them even if you wanted to.

Read Plutarch and Seneca if you would be wise, pious and happy.

Should is an abyss.

What you do is more important than who you are.

Your past shaped you — it does not define you.

Demonstrate your beliefs through your actions.

Make purchases that reflect a right relationship with the world.

Don’t buy stuff for your stuff.

Create instead of just being a consumer.

Remember that every time you’re looking at a screen you’re missing what’s going on around you.

Pay attention to animals.
They know things you don’t.

Mark the passage of the seasons.

It’s more fun on the margins.

You aren't your labels or your fandoms.

Be selective in the media you consume, for it lives on in you afterwards.
The House of Vines.

Question everything.
Seriously, it cannot be said enough: question everything.
Even why you should question everything.

Try new things, even things you don’t think you’re going to like, because experiences are precious.

Never be ashamed.

Don’t have regrets.

All you can do is suggest.
In the end they will live the way they want to.

Don’t let others drag you down.

Accept others as they are.
You can’t change them.

Don’t let others change you in ways you don’t want them to.

You only have to prove your worth to yourself and the gods.
Fuck everyone else.

It’s your mind — expand it however you want.

Know the risks before you play.

Don’t do anything you aren't willing to accept the consequences for.

Don’t ever be bored or boring.

Be hungry.

Balance the scales.

You can always walk away.

No matter what other gods and spirits you worship, honor Dionysos.