How Strong Are Your 4 Essential Life Cornerstones?


“The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.”

Edward Rickenbacker

Cornerstones are the base of support in a structure. Any structure, but the structure to which I am referring in this column is your very own life, in this case, your personal life, your business, or professional life, and your spiritual life. Are all your cornerstones in place?

If indeed the four cornerstones of character are initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence as the quote above suggests, each and every one of these qualities and experiences are to be integrated on all levels to make sure the cornerstones of your life are in place.

It is interesting to note the general meaning of “cornerstone,” as defined in the dictionary, has to do with masonry. Yes, it represents the nominal starting place in the construction of a monumental building. At the same time, the word also represents something essential, indispensible or basic such as “The cornerstone of democracy is a free press.”

The synonyms for the word cornerstone include, the words basis, bedrock, bottom, base, foundation, ground, groundwork, keystone, root, underpinning, These words all describe what we are talking about here with regard to making sure the structure of your life, each area of your life, is on solid ground, has a keystone, a root, an underpinning.

I have all the cornerstones of my life firmly in place and have for a long time, even though they shift now and then but, hey, that’s what life is all about, eh? As I am sure you have discovered in your own life, making sure they all shift together is the key. Oh yeah!

Now, the cornerstone about which I have a lifetime of experience to share with you is your legal world, again, personal and professional and spiritual. Spiritual? The legal world applies to the spiritual? Yes, it does…there are many laws, spiritual laws, that govern our behaviors, belief systems, and ethics. Some folks adhere to them, some do not, but if you want your cornerstones solidly secured, it is good to pay attention to all of it.

Legal world cornerstones, whether for your home structure, for your business structure, or for your spiritual structure, are crucial supports to your success in all areas.


Darity Wesley
Darity Wesley
DARITY Wesley is an award-winning author, lawyer, and speaker. She recently concluded a 35-year legal career and is now focusing full time on publishing her Modern Day Oracle Wisdom Teaching Series™, books that provide inspiration and support to those seeking personal and professional empowerment and transformation. She is the author of four books, You Can Transform Your Life and the You Can Transform Your Life ~ Go Deeper workbook, and How To Be the REAL You and the How To Be the REAL You ~ Go Deeper workbook. She is also the featured author in The Word Search Oracle: Yoga for the Brain, and a contributing author to Inspired Wisdom Word Search: Yoga for the Brain and 27 Flavors of Fulfillment. Darity has been providing Modern Day Oracle™ messages to subscribers around the world since 2006 and is currently offering a free monthly publication called ~Love from the Lotus World~. Visit her website to sign up! And be sure to also visit her newly launched website,




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