I did not grow up following and applying doctrines from a “higher power” or other group.
I feel I was instilled values but nothing really in terms of how to think of the world at large. Of course, I heard from the adults in my life that certain types of people are bad or lazy or good or evil. But there was a disconnect.
When I started recognizing and compiling my truths, I realized that I was also create a list of my beliefs in human beings as a whole – kind of reverse engineering it all.
This is not to discount doctrines because I do think that we can get to our personal truths through broader truths that are taught to us.
There is always power to returning to ourselves and ensuring we are listening to our thoughts, feelings and bodies.
I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.