All People live by a code of beliefs, that are accepted over the course of their lives, based on their accepted moral code. What has worked and what has not worked in my life has led to a list of core beliefs that generally guide my day to day actions. There are days I lose my focus but I have found that getting back to the core of beliefs is a step in the right direction.
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 called life. This means that all people in all situations are just another version of you. In similar circumstances, positive or negative, your behavior, actions or situation can change. All of us have a connection on the soul level. The human ego has been developed to make us feel like we are all alone and isolated. But the truth is that is just an illusion and breaking that can change your life.
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. Each day all people are faced with a large number of choices, to be positive or negative. Loving or fearful. Kind or judgmental. Etc. It is these choices that lead to action and define us to the world. Make your choices carefully.
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 to the quality of your life and those around you. Life is full of things that you define as good or bad. Defining them as positives allow 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. As I mentioned above, you choose every day to be positive or negative in this world. Positive thinking will lead to positive results in your life.
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 all have value. 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 giving love is the most important thing.
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. Taking action also is the only cure for fear. All people face doubts and fear about their ability or circumstance, the one thing that dismisses it is taking action. It is the reality check and powerful ally to all people. Take action and see what happens in your life.
Forgiveness is Necessary
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, strength, and love. Choices that are made from love are generally good choices.
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. Love is a powerful way to think that will allow you to become the best version of yourself spiritually, physically and mentally. Love leads to kindness and personal growth. Fear is the opposite of love and it will lead to isolation and a negative life experience. Not many people are happy with their fear-based thoughts and living through love makes it impossible not to be happy.