Quando in un bosco ne percepisci la bellezza e diventi tutt'uno con il bosco, allora, intuitivamente, sei in armonia e in pace con le Dee e con gli Dei. Essi sono parte della nostra vera natura, la nostra Natura Profonda, e quando siamo separati dalla nostra vera natura, viviamo nella paura. Percepire questa normalità vuol dire dare un senso reale al vivere che è insito in tutte le cose.

Intraprendere la Via Romana al Divino significa iniziare un percorso di risveglio: praticando l'attenzione e la consapevolezza continua ci incamminiamo lungo una strada sapendo che ciò che conta è il cammino per sè più che la destinazione.

When you, entering a forest, perceive the beauty of the forest and you feel to be in a complete harmony with it, then, intuitively, you are in peace with the Deities. They are an essential part of our real nature, our Deep Nature, and when we are separated by our real nature we live in the fear. Perceiving such normality means giving a real sense to our lives.

Undertaking the Roman Via to the Deities implies a path to awakening: with the practice of continuing consciousness and awareness we undertake our walking knowing that taking the path is more important than the destination itself

lunedì 13 dicembre 2010

Traditional Roman Values

There are some ethical values which not only public and private life, but also the Traditional Roman Religion constantly refers to. Surely the most important is Pietas, a very complex concept which regulates the relations between Mankind and Divine. I'll discuss this concept separately. I think that it is important to cite other values whose description may become useful also for the understanding of the concept of Pietas.

The first one is the idea of Fides. It describes the reciprocal ethical and religious obligation between mankind and the Divine and among humans. Fides can be expressed thorugh loyalty, fidelity, honesty in acts and words, in public and private life, in reciprocal trust and security.

Then it must be cited Constantia or the absolute coherence and firmness in values and decisions. It emerges in the everyday life through firmness and constance in behaviours.

Finally there is Gravitas. It is a quiet and secure force about the awareness of the personal moral value. It emerges in dignity and composure of behaviours, acts and words.

These three values are embedded into the idea of Virtus. Volgarity, excess and lack of control do not belong to Roman Tradition. If you do not hold Virtus and the values connected to it, it is not possible to immagine any approach to Pieats: Pietas will become just a series of empty rites withou any value.

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