Do you dream of leaving the daily grind and leading a life of art, literature, music, nature, and free debate? Do you want to get away from choked cities, daily commutes, and there never being enough time to do your favourite hobby?
Being Runari does not need training or certificates. It’s a way of life – one centered on loving and exploring both the arts and nature, of curiosity, of creation, and of improving the self. Anyone can do it and this portal page is where you can learn how and share your own experiences.
12 Principles of Runari
Appreciate the world around you. No matter how bleak you feel and no matter how nihilistic you might want to be, there’s great beauty and many positives in your life. READ MORE.
Appreciating is not enough. Create something in this world too. It can be a private thing or something you share, but creation helps give us meaning and joy. READ MORE.
With personal freedom comes responsibility. You are responsible for your own actions and so should be mindful to yourself and to others; especially loved ones. READ MORE.
Truth and facts are best deduced by the use of logic. This includes through the scientific method and open investigation, even if the results are unpleasant. READ MORE.
Love is the solution to the hate and strife in this world. Love underpins the bonds between lovers, between friends, between family members, and with strangers. READ MORE.
Hold yourself to high moral standards, but do not judge others too harshly. Live by the virtues to which you hold, be desirable, and of value to yourself and others. READ MORE.
Tell the truth at all times and if it is impossible, try not to lie. Lies corrupt ourselves and betray others even if we think we’re doing the right thing. Be true to all. READ MORE.
You cannot risk success without risking failure. Strive to succeed and to let others be themselves too. Have the courage to stand up for others even if you risk yourself. READ MORE.
Do no physical harm to others and respect their right to hold their property. This does not mean being weak – end their violence, but do not initiate it. READ MORE.
Be willing to explore and learn. Don’t fall into the trap of hubris by thinking you know everything about any thing, idea, person, or situation; you don’t. READ MORE.
You have the freedom to say anything you like, but they have the freedom not to listen or to counter. The is no limit to what pure conversations can cover. READ MORE.
THE 12 WAYS LIFE
In addition to these principles, there are 12 paths towards a meaningful life. How we develop them is down to us as individuals,
but that does not mean they have to be lonely journeys, quite the opposite. Take a look below and begin yours.
THE WAY OF THE MIND
THE WAY OF THE BODY
THE WAY OF THE SOUL
If we wish to lead rewarding and meaningful lives, independent lives, then we need to develop our own minds. This means understanding and liberating how we think. READ MORE.
A strong mind requires a strong body. Our bodies are unique and therefore have unique dietary and physical needs, understanding yours is key to improved health. READ MORE.
The idea of our souls comes from our sense of being which combines body and mind, we need to develop our spiritual selves too so as to retain our life sparks. READ MORE.
THE WAY OF SCIENCE
THE WAY OF THE WORD
THE WAY OF NATURE
The way of science is the path toward understanding the world around us and how it operates. Question everything and do it methodically, build knowledge. READ MORE.
The written word is one of the key foundations of civilization. Writing and reading, no matter in what form – even as calligraphy, are an underpinning of a learned life. READ MORE.
Nature is chaotic and often illogical, but it provides for us if we’re there to exploit it. Learn to exist with nature while respecting its dangers and opportunities. READ MORE.
THE WAY OF WAR
THE WAY OF TEA
THE WAY OF FELLOWSHIP
To attack others unprovoked is wrong, but we should be ready to defend ourselves and others. The discipline of learning martial arts and stratagems improves any life. READ MORE.
Learn the simple elegance of an everyday occurrence – drinking tea. Follow the path of bringing together guests, peace, pure conversation, and fine art. READ MORE.
Learn the path of positive sum cooperation. Not everything can be done alone so companionship, friendship, and cooperation for a common goal is vital to success. READ MORE.
THE WAY OF TRANQUILITY
THE WAY OF CRAFT
THE WAY OF ART
Finding peace and being comfortable alone in this modern technological world is difficult. Learn to find tranquillity in the chaos. READ MORE.
One of the two ways of the hands – learning to make things in our lives which are functional and learning to maintain, repair, and optimise those useful objects. READ MORE.
The second way of the hands – learning to appreciate, collect or take in, pieces of art, but most of all, to find ways to add artistic creation to your life, even in a small way. READ MORE.