Skye Kelly

Executive Director, Heal One World

This conversation is closed.

What one belief would you consider the basis of the way you live your life?

Is there one basic principle that you live you life by? Is it based from a religion? Is it from life experience or something that was just innate inside of you? Do you find it hard to practice it everyday or across everything that you do? Is it a mantra that you speak or meditate on or something that you just know? Has it changed as you have aged?

  • thumb
    Oct 15 2012: there are statements we know are true.
    there are statements we know are false.
    and there are statements in the realm of unknown.
    deciding whether a statement is true or false is important, but it is just as important to correctly identify, accept and respect the third category.
  • thumb
    Oct 15 2012: LOVE......which embraces respect, acceptance, compassion, empathy, and curiosity in all aspects of the life adventure:>)
    Not based on religion.
    Comes from inside me and intensified by life experience.
    It is NOT difficult to practice...it is, in fact delightful to practice, and much more disirable than the alternative.
    It is something that I know, appreciate, and use regularly.
    As I get older and use it more and more, it continues to flow and intensify:>)
  • Oct 15 2012: To try & do my best to help those in need. To be honest in my words & dealings with others. To show compassion & understanding, and to respect & accept all living things.
    To look in a mirror, at least once a day, & ask myself if I could have done better.
    To also face any wrongs I have done & correct them as best as possible.
  • thumb
    Oct 15 2012: ......
    John 3:16-17 (KJV)
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    John 15:12 (KJV)
    This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

    Says it all really. Jesus Christ has given me eternal life, & it has profoundly changed this life was well. Highly recommended !

    :-)
  • thumb
    Oct 15 2012: Free will is the ultimate goal of the universe, and what gives it meaning. Everything we define as 'evil' can be shown to be one person subverting the free will of another, and everything we define as 'good' can be shown to be protective of free will.
  • thumb
    Oct 15 2012: "Everything is possible for him who believes." The Bible (Mark 9:23)
    "For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith." The Bible (1 John 5:4)
  • thumb
    Oct 15 2012: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the Earth." (The Holy Bible, Genesis chapter 1, verse 1).
  • Oct 15 2012: Not to worry or think about myself.
    Something good will happen.
    If it doesn't,
    something bad will happen.

    I am all right. How can my experience benefit others?
  • thumb
    Oct 15 2012: "Be yourself and be responsible " is one strong belief that has had a huge impact in my life
  • thumb

    Gail .

    • +1
    Oct 15 2012: Beliefs create reality
  • thumb
    Oct 15 2012: Care About Others
  • thumb
    Oct 15 2012: Hi Skye,
    Perception is belief.
    It is a dynamic, adaptive topological process that assists in the perpetuation of the self.
    Most of it occurs in our synapses.
    There is never just one perception/belief - at any given moment, there are countless percpeptions goiing on in vertibrates - humans, cows, lizards etc. With humans, a few of those perceptions are conscious at any given time, while most are unconscious.
    Plants have simple perceptive systems also - as do bacteria and viruses, anything that's alive.
    If one were to pick a winner, or some kind of over-riding dominant perception it would be one thing now, and another thing in a minute or so.
    For instance, someone with a devout ideal in god-worship will not be believing in god while he/she's tying shoelaces - he/she will be believing in shoes, their laces and a method of tying them. After the laces get tied(or not), it might occur to that person to believe in god for a while.
    I think the question you are asking is about ideals rather than beliefs - beliefs do not need to be practiced - they are just there - they are neither hard nor easy.
  • Oct 15 2012: Minimize pain.
  • Oct 15 2012: My outlook is sort of a blend of several ,minus a strong belief in god, but adding high reverence and respect for the beliefs of others..I try live by these:

    1) Scout Promise: On my honor, I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

    2) A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.

    3) Scout Slogan: Be prepared!

    4) Scout Motto: Do a good turn daily.

    5) God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. (Serenity Prayer)

    6) One should treat others and you would like to be treated (Golden Rule)

    7) American Creed: I believe in the United States of America, as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

    I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

    8) Engineer's Creed: As a Professional Engineer, I dedicate my professional knowledge and skill to the advancement and betterment of human welfare.

    I pledge:

    To give the utmost of performance;
    To participate in none but honest enterprise;
    To live and work according to the laws of man and the highest standards of professional conduct;
    To place service before profit, the honor and standing of the profession before personal advantage, and the public welfare above all other considerations.

    In humility and with need for Divine Guidance, I make this pledge