What do you believe in? If your beliefs are limited then you are enclosing yourself in a box.
Make a list of your beliefs. I just found my list from 2004. I have changed many of my old ideas but the essence of goodness has always been there as a core theme. Some of my prior thoughts I have completely turned 180 degrees like thinking all minimalist and ultramodern art is pretentious. I kind of like free forms and abstract more these days. Some of my thinking I have actually delved into, like investigating the supernatural, in order to cement my convictions.
Here are a few concepts I still strongly trust in:
Miracles * Love * Hope *
Change is inevitable * Life is Unpredictable *
I can change, evolve, better myself and mature wisely * I can help and guide others * Flexibility in mind and body
Gardening, Art, Reading, Writing, Music and Cooking are Therapeutic for me.
Manners * Class * Style
Friends * Kindred Spirits * Soulmates
The Soul * Nature * Beauty
I have a lot to work on because It Is a Journey, not a destination.
Volunteering and Generosity is a gift you give to yourself and is a win-win.
HOW* – Honesty, Openness and Willingness is HOW I can transform.
What would I add in 2016, a dozen years later?
Compassion and Kindness are not weaknesses. * It takes Courage to move forward. * Being Content does not mean complacency. * Self-love is not about being conceited or cocky. * Awareness and Forgiveness of Self leads to Acceptance of others.* I can live life or just exist.* The Universe is ultimately good. * Joy * Meditation * Prayer * Eastern Philosophy * Hugs * Intuition* Letting Go is a Grief Process I can Survive*
And, what would I like to believe in for the future?
I can do anything. * I am capable, competent and consistently disciplined.*