twelve principles


1. One people

Humanity is one people. There is no ‘them’; there’s only us.

2. One planet

The Earth is our home. When we disrespect it, we endanger all life including our own.

3. Responsibility

Each of us bears a share of responsibility for our communities, and hence for the world as a whole.

4. Making a difference

Each of us can contribute to making the world a safer, happier place to live.



5. Learning

Living requires constant learning, and questioning can help free our minds to learn.

6. Seeing

Being aware means seeing with our hearts as well as our minds.

7. Self-awareness

Self-awareness helps free us from the fear and ignorance that obstruct relationship.

8. Global awareness

To live responsibly we need to understand the global consequences of our actions.



9. Respect

To respect is to acknowledge the sacred in the Earth and in all living things.

10. Simplicity

When we are inwardly rich, outwardly we need very little.

11. Love

When we feel a sense of communion with the universe, we can act from love.

12. Integrity

Integrity is the clarity of intention that comes with understanding and love.