Recently I came across a “Something to think about” question in an old issue of O magazine that made me want to sit down and answer it … “Which of your beliefs are unshakable? In the space below, write the fundamental principles you live by.”
Such an interesting question. I was raised in a fundamentalist environment chock-full of “unshakable beliefs,” virtually none of which I subscribe to at this point in my life. I’ve changed my mind so many times that there isn’t a lot that I like to say I’m absolutely sure of. But I suppose there are a few things …
- Love is stronger than hate.
- Karma is for real, and there are no exceptions.
- Doing the right thing as best I know how is the key to a peaceful mind.
- Justice does prevail, though it may not be anything like immediate.
- I live in a benevolent Universe.
- I chose to be here.
- I am here to learn.
- Life is difficult, and also beautiful.
- I prefer the truth to anything else.
- Change is constant–you might as well welcome it.
- Positivity beats negativity.
- Ego is incompatible with enlightenment.
- Meditation–preferably twice a day–is essential to my living my best life.
- Healing is worth the effort.
- Kindness matters.
How would you answer this question … what are your unshakable beliefs?
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I think the human being is still far from being in possession of absolute truth, letting more beliefs than answers!
I agree … I think not being in possession of absolute truth is part of what it is to be here on Earth 🙂
Those are some pretty great beliefs Heather. I would enjoy sitting in solitude and pondering that question myself; thank you so much for the inspiration.
Thanks, Lisa … if you do, would love to see what you come up with 🙂
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This statement of yours really resonates with me as it is true in my own life too: “I was raised in a fundamentalist environment chock-full of “unshakable beliefs,” virtually none of which I subscribe to at this point in my life. I’ve changed my mind so many times that there isn’t a lot that I like to say I’m absolutely sure of.”
I think, now, what I am absolutely sure of is that I am no longer absolutely sure of anything 😉
Thanks, CC 🙂 One of my professors in college grew up selling Watchtowers on the corner with his mother. He spoke often of his deep discomfort with certainty, and at the time, I didn’t understand. Now I do 🙂
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