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my mind works overtime, sometimes

By Jonathan Hilton

I was reading over my book of deep thoughts and came across a section called my core beliefs.  It struck me that I had never shared these with anyone before because they are more of a guide than a ten commandments written from God guide.

These are ever evolving and I am editing completely but at that time this is what they were, in no particular order.

All People are Connected

Call it God, the Universe, or whatever your religion dictates, but to me we are all connected through divine order.  All people contain the same abilities for great love, and equal power to commit evil.  That is just a part of this crazy game.

Your Actions Define Who YOU Are

Talk is cheap, what you do is the definition of your character.  I have heard the soft and sympathetic words that were worth absolutely nothing, but have been blessed by the actions of many great people.  Saying you are something means nothing, being that thing means everything.

Thinking in a Positive Manner  Leads to Positive Results

Bad stuff happens to everyone at some point in life, how you deal with it is important.  Life is full of things that you define as good or bad.  Defining them as positives allows you to enjoy life more, be healthier, and provide support to those you love. While negative thinking is defeatist in nature and will supply you with the exact opposite.

All People Have Value

This is difficult to remember sometimes when I am angry or someone has hurt me but that doesn’t change the fact that I believe this is true.  People live differently, make poor decisions, and look differently,but inside they are all valuable.   All that separates any of us from the circumstances of another is mere chance.  At our core we are all beings of love, understand and give love.

Action can Make Dreams Come True

Every person that has ever been born has had a dream of some kind. There are no exceptions.  When a person takes action they can make their dream come true.  If that action leads to failure, then at least you know, and a direction more suitable to you may show itself from the effort.

Forgiveness is Necessary to Move Forward

To forgive someone for something they did that harmed you is very difficult. It can’t just be lip service of saying that they are forgiven, it has to be inside your heart.  The only one who can give forgiveness is you, and the sooner you give it, the sooner you can move on.  Letting go of pain, sadness, anger or any other negative emotion is key to enjoying life.   I read somewhere that you know that someone is forgiven when you think of them and there is not a subtle searing inside your heart.  It can take a conscious effort but with forgiveness comes freedom and strength.

Embrace Love, Avoid Fear

All people carry these inside of them and the one you pay attention to will determine how much you enjoy this ride we call life.  Focus on the love based emotions like kindness, understanding, generosity, acceptance, patience and love, while avoiding the fear based emotions and thoughts of anger, hate, separation, jealousy, stereotyping, and judgment. It can be harder to do than it sounds but the effort is well worth it.

I will have to add more later as my writing time has elapsed.  These are my ever-changing and developing core beliefs.  Love to hear your thoughts.


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21 thoughts on “Some Of My Core Beliefs

  1. rarasaur says:

    Beautiful! We share many of the same core beliefs! 😀

    1. Jon says:

      Thank you, I can tell from your writing that is so. Thank you for the comment!

  2. sasha says:

    We share the same core beliefs. This was beautifully written.

    1. Jon says:

      Awesome Sasha, thank you for reading and commenting on this. There is a part two to this, I ran out of time yesterday. It is nice to know I am not by myself. Have a great and safe weekend.

      1. sasha says:

        You’re welcome. Can’t wait to read the second part. You are definitely not alone. You have a great and safe weekend as well!

  3. djmatticus says:

    This is a very good list. We are all connected, trust in people, and live life with as little fear as possible (fear is the path to the dark side). Great way to approach life.

    1. Jon says:

      Thank you for reading. I appreciate the comment on any post, positive or negative.

  4. Awesome post! Thanks Jon. Values and principles are important, but they are empty without positive, core beliefs. You are such a good writer. I hope to become a good writer too 😀

    1. Jon says:

      Thank you so much Samantha. I write down what I believe in, i appreciate your kind words. All you have to do is set your mind to something you want to become and then take steps to become that. With your talent and ability the sky is the limit!

  5. Purnimodo says:

    Awesome post! I definitely believe we’re all connected. Strung together or part of a very intrinsic algebraic equation.


    1. Jon says:

      That is funny! Thank you so much for reading through my stuff and commenting, it is awesome, I am reading through your blog at the same time, moving backward in order! So great. Something interesting on every page.

  6. Kozo says:

    Love these Jonathan. We are so like-minded. I would love to compare notes with you someday on how you came to realize these core beliefs. Numbers 1,4,5, and 6 remind me to love my enemy.
    I would add to 6, “love all/serve all.”
    {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

    1. Jon says:

      I would like to compare notes. I have been thinking of writing about my awakening. I would like to hear about your changes too. Is it just age. Thank you for the comment Kozo.

  7. Enrella says:

    Jon, I like that you are so honest about your self, your thoughts and your values. I agree on everything accept that there is nothing to forgive.. I mean I understand what you mean here… It is for our own sake we do forgiveness work as you say that forgiveness makes gives us Freedom and we can then enjoy our life more. Be here and now and happy and take delight.

    But Understanding is what is necessary in order to understand that another or that which cause pain or that experience we got hurting feelings from etc.

    Because once we bring perspective of our soul in and remember our divinity. we understand why what etc and then we can let go off the pain and we see that there is nothing to forgive.
    I am not sure if I am making my point clearly or not as I am absolutely not good at writing but I am still giving myself a chance to express myself and communicate with you here.

    But please I do understand your point here about Forgiveness and I respect your opinion completely.

    1. Jon says:

      Thank you Enrella, you made your point beautifully. I think that at the end of the process, you are right, a realization comes that there was really nothing to forgive in the first place. For me, I was not there, I think of people that let me down and I was hurt by and angry with. I have hopes of one day soon of being at the point that you speak of, I am not quite there yet. Perhaps it is a shortcoming inside of myself. I am so appreciative that you took the time to read my beliefs and comment on them. It is so good to get this kind of feedback. Enrella you are obviously a very intelligent an wise person. I would love for you to share more.
      Again thank you for commenting, and I am so happy that you are getting something out of my little website.

  8. Popped over from Susie’ s party. I’ve been enjoying looking around your blog, reading this and that. I have lived in Maine and miss it dearly. And I do not like lobster. Looks like we share some beliefs. One of the things I’ve been doing for the past few years is uncovering my subconscious beliefs that aren’t serving me well. This can be tricky, as by definition these beliefs are not known to our conscious mind; and yet they drive a significant amount of our behavior.

    And the biggest thing that has helped me to be able to shift into the space of forgiveness, is having the mindset that forgiveness is all about my ability to move past something that hurt or angered me. To be able to release the need to hold on to the negative emotions and energy. Often times easier said than done. But when I’ve been able to move on from some of the big stuff (abuse related), it really changed my life.

    1. Jon says:

      Thank you so much for stopping on over and reading through some of my stuff. It is always great to see another Mainer on WordPress even if you are not living here now, it is definitely a place that stays in your heart. I also appreciate the thoughts that you have shared here. I agree with you about forgiveness, I have worked on letting things go over the years, I I have seen some great progress. It is easier said than done, but all I can do is try, right?
      I am hoping that you have a blog that I can read because I think we do share a lot of the same philosophies and I am always looking for new things I can learn. People enter your life for a reason and most often it is to teach you something, I am looking forward to what I can learn from you. Hope all is well and I am grateful for you taking the time to read my thoughts and to comment. It always makes my day to hear from someone totally new!! Thank you for the experience. :-)

  9. You had me at “hello” with this list.

    You know what’s always struck me as interesting about forgiveness? Somehow we’ve gotten it into our heads that withholding forgiveness from another person hurts them. Truth is, more often than not, they don’t care. The person hurt by withholding forgiveness is us. We’re unable to move forward while we’re hanging on so tightly to the past.

    1. Jon says:

      Hey Kitt, Forgiveness is a tricky one. It was for me, but I agree with you whole heartedly, we don’t forgive for their sake, but for our own. It is my experience that moving forward was going to be nearly impossible if I was holding on so fast to the anger of the past. I am currently working on a book about all the things I wish that I would have been taught when I was younger. I am open to any suggestions for things that I can include. Much of this list has been transformed into another form, but basically, for me, I have learned more “new” things about life and living in the last three years or so, than in all of the years combined. And nobody ever told me any of this stuff. Fear and love, gratitude, making choices that honor you, I have ten total so that I can realistically finish it in the near future. Anyway, I am so grateful for your input. I like reading about your writing process.

Let me know your thoughts.


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