“We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is a list of several of my beliefs since becoming wholehearted:
1) Unity – The ability to work with others for a greater cause as it is not about me anymore. I now appreciate differences and work well with others.
2) Group decisions – Came to a decision based on the wisdom of the group/family. I’ve also found the importance of leading by example and developing my moral life.
3) Participation – Connection with God and others through love and clarity I’ve found is extremely important. I now ask myself what would my Divine Being do in this difficult situation.
4) Freedom – Helps me to survive. I can make decisions for myself so long as they don’t harm others. I am now self-determined and independent.
5) Aspirations – Keep me wholehearted. I’m doing this not only for myself, but also my family and community. I want to spread the message. Many of my family members are intrigued by my way of life and are starting to look into it as they see how my attitude has changed for the better.
6) Detachment – As in detachment from all that does not help me to lead a wholehearted life. This helps me to understand that I cannot be perfect and I should not try to be.
7) Individuality – Finding my individuality within our society has helped me with my self-esteem and becoming responsible. It’s my armor against the challenges of the world.
8) Ordinary – Enables me to give my experience and hope freely.
9) Service – Enables me to understand my true identity. I am one of many in this world and we are all equal and belong.
10) Reservation – Helps me to not push my will on others.
11) Interests – I am able to encourage and accept others rather than praise and approve.
12) Standards – All development is important and our shared development shapes our experience and, in turn, shapes our motivation.
Thank you for reading.