We need to live our life on this earth in a way that is on good speaking terms with life to come. In the monastic tradition, this is why we live under a Òrule of lifeÓ: a set of life principles that inform how to deport ourselves with integrity, in this life and for the next. If you donÕt have a personal Òrule of life,Ó try using an index card. Make a few bullet points that are your grounding and guiding principles as you navigate life. Live with them, test them out. You can always edit and adapt.

-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE

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