Principles By Which To Live

I undoubtely have a lot I want to write about – from hearing Frank Warren speak about online communities to iPhone’s missing capabilities to how I observed Martin Luther King, Jr, Day to my reactions on the Inauguration of President Barak Obama to the challenge we face trying to quantify the value of social media… but I’ve had trouble concentrating on any of these subjects.

Instead, for a variety of reasons, I’ve found myself thinking about how I can live my life fully. People often ask me whether I consider myself religious and I really struggle with that word, but I do consider myself spiritual. And part of that is finding balance and peace in one’s life.

To that end, I’ve come up with “The Five Tenets of Julie“, which I think begin to capture how I try to conduct my life in respect to myself and in respect to others.

The five principles I’ve outlined are by no means a finished product and I will be the first to admit that they are a bit sappy, even for my taste. But it feels nice to be able to write them down concretely rather than trying to wrap my head around them abstractly.

Do you have tenets of your own that help guide you through this messy course we call life?