Many people die with their music still in them. Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it time runs out

The Northern ways offer not comfort to the weak— no leaders or prophets whose voices can replace your own conscience; no set laws which you can point to and say, “That’s against my religion”; no promise of absolute bliss or damnation in the afterlife; no free absolution; and no god / goddesses who claim to be simultaneously all-knowing, all-powerful, and all- benevolent— they do not appeal to the masses who prefer comfort to struggle and certainty to risk

What the ways of the North offer is a guide to honor… to a strength which is not only yours, but that of your entire clan; and to a way of life which harmoniously integrates your own being, your society, the world of nature, and the god / goddesses. These are your byrnie, shield, and sword in all the struggles of your life, if you have the bravery to take them up and step into the fight