i am not religious, nor am i an atheist. spiritual, but not completely.
i believe in a creator. in some ways, that is god to me – the exact same way others may know god (religious or not).
i believe souls are created in love – to live, to learn, to experience, to understand the love we came from and to pass that love on to every other living entity in our realm so that love itself may live on forever.
i believe we are souls having a human experience. souls which have lived before this lifetime and will continue to live after. souls that have seen more than our eyes will ever see and are wiser than the limits of our human minds.
i believe every living thing exists to serve a communal purpose. parts of a huge jigsaw puzzle very few live to figure out. every piece seemingly unimportant, yet crucial to life. tiny beings with the power to come together to change the world for the better.
i believe in a moral compass. a built in instinct – intuition that allows us to know right from wrong, kind from cruel, good from bad.
i believe that intentions mean more than actions. and those who chose to act from love but have nothing to give are giving more than any who chose to act from fear/greed/anger/envy.
i believe in karmic retribution. that for every action, there is an equal reaction. one which without our knowing or understanding, will find its way to us as a return of the energy we send out.
i believe in change. an inevitable path we set out to walk as we grow up and then sometimes lose track of as age sets in. change – that turns a pure soul of a child dark but also allows darkness to fade away.
i believe we are not in control of anything but ourselves. but through knowing ourselves, we have influence over anything and everything we cross paths with.
i believe in mind over matter. that everyone is capable of being anyone they want to be – if they put their minds to it.
i believe in being selfless. in the purest form of happiness existing only when we are choosing not to be selfish. in doing good. in giving. in kindness. in being generous.
i believe in truth. with everything that we do and everything that we are. creating a world free from a need for lies, fear or hiding.
i believe in accepting the things you cannot change, changing the things you can and being wise enough to know the difference.
i believe in yin and yang. not as opposite forces, but complementary to create a balance. that one without the other is neither and together they are joy.
i believe in the paradox of life. how identity can not be found for those who continue to seek, yet does not exist for those who don’t.
i believe in the overwhelming grandeur of unconditional love.
i believe everything comes from, is full of and will end with love. all we have to do is allow it to.
i believe in many things, past and present. some beliefs will stay, some will change, some will disappear. i don’t necessarily enjoy getting into discussions about beliefs because everyone has a different method of choice in conveying their beliefs. i just hope by sharing, it makes understanding me and seeing who i am – a little easier.
and perhaps people who think they have nothing in common with me realise that maybe we are quite alike. maybe even, that everyone – despite the differences we have on the surface (or even beneath it) – is no different from anyone else.
all these issues over racism. religious/ethnic hate crimes. looking down on others. passing judgement because of different choices/views/preferences. abuse. cruelty. violence. punishment. pain. anger. resentment. hostility. aggression. what for, really?
aren’t we ALL the same? don’t we all just want to love and be loved? what soul left untainted by the influence of others’ twisted individual preferences would want to cause harm to any living creature for the sake of pleasure or righteousness? don’t we all come into this world wanting nothing but peace and happiness? what if the key to happiness is acceptance – of the world, of ourselves, of each other? why can’t we all just love instead of look for excuses/justifications to allow ourselves to fall weak to negative emotions?
i believe that if we all try, harder than we ever have and never give up, light will eventually swallow darkness up whole.
i believe that we can.