No creed, no directed life
Create one now that will serve you for life
Code of conduct
Further use of "creed power"
NO CREED, NO DIRECTED LIFE
No guiding principles, no guiding creed = living a life more at random and less at full aliveness.
I would recommend that you have an "at a glance" version of your creed, that you can review easily with 7 to 10 points perhaps. And then a longer one that you can read occassionally to put you back onto track in a more specific way.
As this is something that you will benefit from reading more often, I would add it to your Reminders Notebook.
CREATE ONE NOW THAT WILL SERVE YOU FOR LIFE
Create your creed by selecting from these, linked here:
The Optimist Creed (links via Optimist Club) - "To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind...." John Wooden's Creed - Given to him by his father when he was 12 years old. Several links here, as they occasionally disappear: Link 1 Wikipedia, see 7 point creed. JoyfulDays.com - Several great ones, including "If" by Rudyard Kipling ("If you keep your head when all about you..."). See her free e-book of personal creeds. EmbracingReality - Some great, well-grounded pieces. See Reality-Based Creeds, and the online links.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Wikipedia - Great explanations of codes of conduct.
FURTHER USE OF "CREED POWER"
Universewired.com - Covers the teaching of others in order to help them develop a guiding creed in life. Their "Site Manifesto" makes a great case for not living life at random, without such a code:
"As long as classrooms exist in which learners learn facts about subjects and not truths about themselves, acquire skills to raise test scores but not understandings to deepen their awareness of their classmates and their communities; as long as learners find no help in forming larger questions and following these questions to new perspectives on their world and universe homes and how they fit there--so long as classrooms persist on earth in which learners learn what things are worth but fail to discover what their own lives mean and what they themselves value--sites like this cannot be useless."
Contains an interesting manual for looking at life.