|Write the Story! The Rest Will Follow!
All you need to write your spiritual ethical will is a desire to communicate, a willingness to be forthright, a story to tell. Everyone has a personal story to tell. Everyone has opinions, feelings and thoughts. Someone will enjoy, if not cherish reading the "wealth of your life".
Don't forget your goal - for your ethical will to be a legacy to family, friends and the world! It does not have to be perfect. The important thing is to get it on paper ASAP!
Ethical wills are not new and have been completed in a variety of formats and voices. The first reference to writing an ethical will appears in both Hebrew and Christian Bibles. It is a testament to a life, and all lives are worthy of a testament. How you do it is unimportant. That you write an ethical will is of monumental importance, to you and your loved ones, possibly the world!
Whether or not you have material possessions to bequeath, a Spiritual Ethical Will can be the most valuable item left. It is the essence of you. Here you present the core of who you are, what makes you YOU - your philosophies, value and beliefs.
Write is in any form you wish...
Writing - poetry, prose, or essays on paper
Singing or talking into a tape recorder
Acting in a video
The majority of ethical wills are written. If you can convey your beliefs and values in a poem, then write a poetic ethical will. If you write wonderful short stories or personal essays, then use that format to write your legacy! Write it all first, without worry of grammar or punctuation - Only you can tell your story. You can edit it later.
Some people just love to sing and have great voices, even when merely talking. Record your voice on a CD, make copies and share your history, lessons, joys and sorrows. Maybe you love to be on camera. What a wonderful inheritance to be able to see you whenever they wish, even when you're no longer with them. A Treasure that lasts long after the money has been spent. A valuable article for generations to come.
Your Ethical Will offers you all the guidelines you will ever need on how to write an ethical will. It will give you 4 different approaches to writing your spiritual legacy. And it will offer suggestions on how to organize and present the wealth of your life.