This week Roncar continues with the review of his assignment to all of us several weeks again when he asked us to write down a list the qualities that we would wish others to see in us. In order for others to see those qualities, obviously first we would have to BE those qualities.
When Roncar began his address this week, I had two thoughts. The first was that this was so elementary, how would anyone find this to be of interest? Doesn’t everyone already know this? And then as he continued to speak I recalled some of the formative influences from my youth that helped to shape the values that I carry with me today.
When I was a youth in the Boy Scouts, one of the first things we had to learn was the “Scout Oath” and the “Boy Scout Law.” I know this sounds a bit “hokey” but these were a list of positive attributes that we had to recite at the beginning of each meeting. In order to receive our “Tenderfoot” badge we had to memorize them and give an explanation of what each of these attributes meant.
I have no idea if it is the same way today, but I do know that the Scout Oath and the Scout Law was something than ran through my mind all the time because I had to recite them out loud every week along with all of my other fellow troop members. It definitely had a good effect no matter how corny it might have seemed at the time. (Just in case you’re interested I have the Scout Oath and the Scout Law at the bottom of this page)
So in that light, Roncar is asking us to create our own list of values and characteristics that we want to emulate in our life. Just before the Holiday break we introduced the topic of Integrity (see VOL 3) as well as "The Groundrules of Love." (see Vol 4)
In this week Roncar explores the value of being Trustworthy. While this is something we take for granted, I do urge you to listen to this short segment, perhaps even twice. On the surface it seems do simple, yet when you really listen, the value of this attribute for your own benefit as well as for the rest of the world, makes a very simple truth become a very powerful tool for living a successful life.
Honesty and trustworthiness have many levels and many ramifications. It is the basis for all successful relationships between individuals and on a larger scale between companies and even nations. It is incumbent upon each of us to demonstrate the value of being trustworthy in every aspect of our life. Once again it is our opportunity to change the World via our own will and action for it is our ripple that floats through the rest of the pond and has its influence felt throughout.
Thank you for your continued interest in the teachings of Roncar. We look forward to exploring and uncovering the truth that lies before our eyes and between our ears
Warm Regards, Robert Victor, Editor
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THE BOY SCOUT OATH - BOY SCOUT LAW
Boy Scout Oath or Promise
On my honor, I will do my best: -To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; -To help other people at all times; -To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
Boy Scout Law
A Scout is:
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