Believer or not, living by a few core values is key to a happy life. They provide a foundation by which you can consider and you can act.
If you’re a religious person, there are fundamentals that your faith is founded on, right? For example, Christians have the Lord’s Prayer.
“Our Father, who art in Heaven, hollowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, they will be done, on earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
If you’re a secular thinker, a humanist, you can boil down the ideas expressed in this most fundamental Christian prayer this way:
Acknowledge the Higher Power; Live in the Present; Seek Forgiveness, Be Forgiving; Strengthen Yourself Against Evil.
Consider carefully, decide, commit, and follow your beliefs.
Your perspective and approach to life can and will surely evolve with your life experience, but hold your principles close. They provide a foundation in an ever-changing world, defining who we are, who we want to be.
What’s central to you?