Community Guidelines

We welcome relevant and respectful discussion, but rudeness and personal attacks will not be tolerated. Comment as though you were face to face, keeping in mind Don Miguel Ruiz's Four Agreements:

1) Be impeccable with your word.

2) Don't take anything personally.

3) Don't make assumptions.

4) Always do your best.

Commenter Community Guidelines

Art Life Meditation is a forum for discussion and welcomes various points of view. But most importantly, we value respectful and constructive dialogues between our fellow readers, authors, and community members. It's how we all learn and grow.

We have zero-tolerance for comments which we believe could be considered inappropriate or insulting, exhibit troll-like behavior and/or unwanted solicitations (both personal and public), or have legal ramifications. Additionally, commenters can flag potentially inappropriate comments for review, out of concern for others, or due to personal offense. We take these reviews seriously; however, use this feature with care. Just as we have no tolerance for trolls and bullies, we also have no patience for chronic tattlers. Let's all try walking a mile in someone else's shoes before responding in a reactionary state of mind.

So let's be mindful of our comments and our community. We're here to learn and share with each other. As Mahatma Gandhi expressed, "Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts, and everything will be well."

Commenting

Our comments run on the third-party Disqus platform, which requires users to set up an account. A Disqus Basic Profile is free and can be created using your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account. You also have the option to create a Disqus account registering with your email and creating a password.

Let’s keep it friendly.

Our comment forums help us and others broaden our knowledge, understanding, and passion for art, meditation, and other aspects of life's journey. Discussion and civil debate are welcome, but comments that include personal attacks on another reader, author, or community member are unacceptable. Additionally, we will not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, or other forms of hate speech, or contributions that could be interpreted as such.

So while we appreciate there will be different points of view along the way, we reserve the right to caution commenters openly, delete, edit or modify a thread that breaches our guidelines. Additionally, we may suspend or ban repeat offenders.

Clarity and intent.

The tone of the written word is not always obvious. So take a moment to consider your tone before publishing your comment. "Shouting" letters, words, or sentences in capital letters can be aggressive and it's unnecessary. We're all having a conversation. There is no right, or wrong. We're listening, processing, and learning. Repeat offenders may face suspension or a permanent ban.

User images (avatars):

Distasteful imagery in Disqus user photo/picture profiles (also known as an avatar) is banned on Art Meditation Life.

Examples of banned content include, but are not limited to: sexually explicit, suggestive or revealing imagery; depictions of violence or gore; cruelty to any person, animal, sentient being; the celebration or depiction of criminals or criminal activity; propaganda. This will get you immediately banned.

Back-up profiles:

Commenters are asked to maintain one profile only, and our moderators flag the IP addresses of repeat offenders. Repeat offenders with multiple accounts will be banned from our comments section. This is not a site for manipulation and self-promotion.

Links:

Links to all websites have been disabled, to protect our site and visitors against spam and malware. Links to other artmeditationlife.com stories are allowed, however comments that include such links will be initially withheld pending a review before being posted. This is not a site for self-promotion. If you have a legitimate product/brand that you believe has a place here, please email dash@artmeditationlife.com the details of your product/brand, your contact information, and your website.

Who moderates Art Meditation Life?

The monitoring and moderation of discussion in the comments section of Art Meditation Life are done by our editorial team and a dedicated moderating team.


These guidelines may be revised or updated at any time, without notice.