BROJO's emblem, the six-pointed shuriken, is a representation of the 6 Core Values that we base BROJO and our Self-Development Philosophy on.
Click learn more by any of them to see a detailed explanation of what each core value means to us. Also see our key terms & definitions.
BROJO emphasizes these 6 Core Values, and our Community is based on these values. It's important that our members apply them to the best of their ability within the community, and seek to develop them throughout their lives as well.
Take ownership over that which you can and should control, which is, almost exclusively, your interpretations of reality, your decisions and your behavior - including reactions to external events and your own emotions.
This does not mean you must do everything alone, it means you should lead your own life, and practice resourcefulness.
Constantly search for a more accurate truth. Never assume that you know anything 100% irrefutably. Engage in skeptical critical-thinking to facilitate endless learning and adaptation.
There is always a greater truth to find – no answer is final, no opinion is beyond scrutiny, no theory is unable to be challenged.
Seek to understand and experience rather than to win or get. Life is more about the process of learning and growing, than about finding the answers.
This includes defining your own personal core values.
Willingly experience uncomfortable sensations and events in order to live with integrity.
Delay gratification, familiarity and comfort whenever other values call for brave action.
Courage is not the absence of fearful sensations, it is the ability to act in spite of them - to do what is right for longer term quality of life, rather than what is easiest right now.
Express as accurately as possible, through words and behavior, what is subjectively true for you in any given moment.
Your aim is to give others the best possible opportunity to see who you are without deception, and to live in a way that is best suited to your values.
Honesty is devoid of strategy. It is pure expression without conscious prejudice, goals or attempts to influence.
Choose to view all reality as neutral – neither good or bad – and to allow the outer world to react naturally to your actions.
All that matters is what is – fantasies, worries and regrets are merely a distracting entertainment, not a reality.
Aim to remove your judgments from reality, and to observe without attachment.
Let go of that which you cannot or should not control - in particular the choices, decisions, emotions and behaviors of other people.