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.