Comes from WIthin
your moral center and
bringing into the forefront of your life is a liberating experience.
First of all, it not only affirms your
values as a human being, it provides those values by completing
who you are.
Second, having a vibrant moral center results
in a measure of autonomy that is itself liberating. Moral law that
comes from within, from personal choice and commitment, is an integral
part of overall fulfillment. Without it, something vital is missing.
Because the ideals of chivalry come from
inside, our personal response to it differs significantly from moral
directives that are imposed by someone else. We have ownership of
our own beliefs, which then shapes our adherence to them, alleviating
moral conflict. Such maturity remains otherwise unachieved.
Consider the natural attraction men feel
toward chivalry. Now, contrast it with their general feelings toward
law. They mny respect and value law, but they are not instinctively
drawn to it or find their inspiration there. That's because chivalry
is not an imposed rule. It is an expression of who we are as complete
men. It is our call to authenticity, our blueprint to having purpose
and meaning in our lives.
In many ways, chivalry is a natural extension
of the Golden Rule. It thrives not on regulations but on
moral impulses, derived from an intuitive perception of right and
wrong that encourages us to act civilized. It is something we feel
rather than learn. Something that validates our continued existence.
It is like a memory from forgotten days that whispers in a tone
like your own voice.
Listen to it.
is attached to conscience. Once developed, the two are inseparable.
Chivalry provides moral mandates that are not a burden, but the
right way to live and thrive and be a blessing to all around us.
the end, chivalry, for all its beauty and benefits, is nothing special.
While it is each person's treasure, it deserves no credit or recognition.
Does a bird need adulation because it flies? Is water to be praised
for being wet?
The completeness of chivalry is our natural
state as complete human beings, and brings its own reward of abundant