Staying true to our beliefs is sometimes difficult, but it helps to state them clearly. Write them down, read them, feel them. Here are a few of mine:
I believe in equal access to education.
I believe in equal human rights, including freedom to love who we love without persecution, with equal access to the legal benefits of marriage.
I believe in unconditional human regard, including the individual’s right to be treated with the same dignity and respect as every other individual.
I believe in blurring and blending gender roles and notions of gender identity.
I believe in the power of creativity and fiction to broaden understanding and enhance reality.
I believe in the marriage of science and spirituality.
I believe in connections and friendship.
I believe in the power of kindness and empathy to change lives, especially the lives of those who practice kindness and empathy towards others.
I believe in the profundity of simplicity, the substantiality of subtlety, and the magnitude of quietude.
What do you believe? Let’s keep this list growing, shall we?