Writing a spiritual ethical will can take you anywhere from a half hour to several years. It all depends on how much time you want to spend on it and how many revisions you intend to make. While you only need to write one draft of your ethical will, many people find it beneficial to periodically update their ethical will. Updates are generally done when new people enter your life or when people leave your life.
When making your revisions it is always a good idea to read through your last version. This will refresh your memory about what you have already written and it will also give you ideas about what changes, deletions and additions that you will want to make. For example, you may want to update your ethical will by adding the names of your new grandchild to the ethical will or by adding a new section in your ethical will that focuses on something new that you have learned about life and love.
Before you make any revisions on your ethical will it is a good idea to save an archived version of your last version. Label it with a version number. This way you can go back to your previous versions to see what changes were made. When you start working on your next version save it as a new version number. To keep track of your versions you can create a file name system like Ethical_Will_2009_v.1., Ethical_Will_2009_v.2. This will help you to identify the exact version that you want to read.
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