My beliefs are often deciding factors in my everyday life; they are the values in which I base my life and I find that I identify with them in many ways. I am greatly influenced by my faith, my lack of a materialism and the conscious choice to live without assumption All of these things have greatly impacted who I am as a person. On an intimate level, I don’t believe in judgement. I like to embrace others for what they believe in, the way they think, who and what they like and what makes them who they are. I do not believe that I, as some ordinary person, am qualified to evaluate the worth of another human being. I believe that there is a higher power that does that and from my perspective, as humans we are all on the same level. Everything I do, I do for God because I find that to be what faith truly is. Contrary to the beliefs of some less spiritual people, as a person of faith, I do not live according to certain values because it’s dictated to me by my religion. I confide in my religion because of the fact that it values the ideals I find most important to my life. There are few physical items that I hold close to my heart and have a true spiritual connection with. I carry my experiences with me rather than putting them away in a box to take out and cherish when I would like to and it is evident that this factor has shaped who I am.
When thinking about what to put in my box in regard to physical items, I was for the most part at a loss as there are not many trinkets or keepsakes that I find significant to who I am. Many people keep their memories close to them by storing them inside tangible things, associating their emotion and experience with visual reminders. I, however, cherish these moments in a different way. I keep them compiled within my soul and allow them to direct me and mold me into the person I will become because tomorrow and each following day we become new. On my box I want to show that I am a person of faith because it's something that I'm proud of despite ridicule I have faced in the past. I didn't always have my faith and for the majority of that time period I was miserable. When I recollect who I was back then I realize how lost I was and how much my spiritual beliefs have impacted me in such positive ways. I would not be the person I am today had I not been born again into my faith. I want my box to display my spiritual beliefs while still conveying they are not all that I am. I’m considerably open and although I have a set path that I have chosen for myself, I respect and appreciate others for having their own direction. Every individual has a unique predilection and each one should be embraced because it is part of what makes them who they are.