2. Engage in Equal or Reciprocal Relationships- Don't be a victim. If someone doesn't take time to write you or return your call, don't bother contacting him; he either has an ego trip or considers himself superior, which saps your mental energy in trying to prove your worth. This is just an example; productive relationships involve interdependence, mutual supportiveness, and reciprocal communication, whatever kind of relationship this concerns. Healthy, equal relationships encourage expansion and leave you free to reach for your full potential.
3. Make Entertainments Proportional to the rest of living- In a healthy society, people might attend plays or opera, or assemble to hear music at festival or holiday. Such passive entertainment would occur perhaps two to four hours twice a month. Americans currently average over 6 hours daily in front of the TV. Life was never meant to be perpetual theatre. Plan what you watch. Is it really a documentary, or brain-washing? Is it educational? Read instead. An active mental state is required. You're too busy to read? Or know too much already? Top professionals in every field read at least an hour a day, just to keep up with the flow of events- shouldn't you?
4. Get exercise at least 20 minutes daily- whether walking, aerobics, stretching, tai-chi chu'an, weight training, yoga, or martial arts. Benefit: increased stress tolerance, ability to do work, increased survivability, possible lower pulse rate.
5. Increase fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Decrease dairy products (e.g. cheese can be 36% fat) and meats. Early man was an omnivore, neither a short-gut carnivore, nor a long-gut ruminant. He hunted and scavenged; meats and dairy have a place in the diet, a small one- substitute nuts and beans. Eliminate addictives, like tobacco, or non-foods, like candies. Use alcohol sparingly and only on occasion. Benefit: higher energy level, greater resistance to disease.
6. Participate in community affairs. It's good for you, even if you can't cause change. It's unhealthy to feel helpless or passive about education, health care, or other areas of public policy. Example : At county, state or city level, oppose MLK Day as a holiday. Be the one person who plants King's real life history onto the public record. Most of the time those who know don't speak out. Attend Earth Day events and network with local Greens; hand out Plexus issue on Dr. Walther Darré.
7. Be active, beyond what schools offer, in educating your children. Even if you can't afford music lessons, there are cheap instruments for sale or rent and self-teaching books which you and your child can work through together. Use summers to further explore school subjects with self-study texts for parents and kids. Teach your daughter how to weed a garden and put her bicycle chain back onto the sprocket. Teach your son how to bake bread and make a salad. If you have no children, share skills with your mate. Make self-improvement, not sordid or degenerate entertainment, the focus of your time together. Join in active pursuit of skills or knowledge.
8. Help others of your tribe to evolve. Be kind and helpful in helping them to find their higher evolutionary path and interests. Don't indulge the ego-trips of imagining that you have the answers for other peoples or that there are universal truths. As North Europeans advance and evolve, what we learn benefits all other peoples, as our inventions, stability, order, discipline, and methods of material advancement are widely imitated.
9. The High One (Oðin) says, "Men are everywhere by halves." Develop your latent or less-used mental skills. Realize that your education is never completed. If you are an engineer, good at physics and math, less skilled in language skills, pick out self-help workbooks on grammar, writing, and train to be a better communicator. If you're employed in sales or public relations, develop 'hard logic' skills and concepts. Check out a work on practical physics, how inventions work, take apart an old telephone and have a technical friend explain the parts and functions. Balance your checkbook long hand and use the calculator only to check results. Get a home computer and learn software from a manual or short course. If you're desk bound, become a volunteer fire fighter, join a militia unit or an orienteering club. Life is an adventure for the person who is always learning.
10. Participate in any healthy, native spirituality. Contemplate eternity, your place in the multiverse, or the meaning of life, the great cycles of birth and death. Avoid manipulative or authoritarian sects, which require kneeling, obeisance or other self-abasement before a bishop, 'master', or whatever. If the faith promises to make you a superman, like Scientology, if it makes other outrageous claims, like the Central Amerindian cult which claims that its adherents 'leave' the world without dying, beware. Good religion is not incompatible with science or common sense. If it offers you folkways, values, or observances of another people, look at the bottom line- what has this religious tradition done in its own backyard- as in, what has Islam done for social, political, or economic life for the past 1,000 years in Iran? Benefit: A healthy religion teaches you to find your own "master"-within.
11. Meditate or contemplate daily. Learn to center yourself using abdominal breathing, breath control, and centering. Ancient Greeks described and practiced meditation and it's a long tradition in the West as well as in the East. If someone wants $65 an hour to teach it to you, go elsewhere. There are fine self-improvement groups and books which teach meditation. It is not mystical nor difficult. Benefit: Increased stress tolerance, higher-level thinking skills are enhanced, lower pulse rate and blood pressure, tranquility.
12. Organize yourself and your space. Live simply with only what you need. While not a formal creed, materialism seems to be the reigning cult of our times. the notion that persons should be judged, evaluated, not by what they have achieved or who they have become, but by what is owned. Resist evaluating others by this criterion. Use what material you need consistent with your higher mission statement, what real accomplishments of spirit, learning, culture you would hope others would remember you by. Living simply, without excess or conspicuous consumption frees energies for the development of the soul.
13. Live purposefully. Seek inner, Higher guidance as to what you should live for, what you should accomplish for Higher ends. Write goal statements. Respect and fulfill yourself by actualizing a life plan. Replace the current 'entertainment' mentality and the 'crowd-pleaser', one-of-the-gang herd mentality with a "development" mentality. Work towards higher goals for your self, your family, your Folk.
This chart is offered as a public service by the Gambanreiði Statement. We publish articles on self-improvement, developing a personal ethic and striving to live effectively in a degenerate epoch. We also explore higher personal evolution, and White faith and history
We encourage you to benefit from and copy this work. Please remember that we are not universalists and do not believe that the principles contained herein would be of benefit to "all mankind." We trust the ingenuity and resourcefulness of other peoples to come up with their own evolutionary strategies. Ours assumes self-control, limiting one's consumption of natural resources and production of offspring, not overrunning and exhausting the earth, and other ethics of a distinctly North European flavor. This work should certainly be shared with other North Europeans. All we ask is this: if you copy this work, have the honor to use it whole, as this is more representative of the greater body of spiritual writings from which it is excerpted and will avoid the taking of parts out of context.