My most fundamental beliefs are the importance of caring for others, and questioning everything.
Why question everything? Because you might find some interesting and insightful answers (moreso than this one!)
Why care for others? For your sake, and for their sake. If you don't love other people, what can you love? And how hollow is a life without love? Everyone loves something or someone, even if it's just themselves. But if their hearts were as "open as the sky" as the Tao Te Ching says, then they would have some other thing to love when they found it hard to love themselves, or their friends and family. Of course, loving people is a challenge. When the lives of the people you love go well, you're naturally happy, but when the lives of people go badly, it causes you pain. But it's just the same if you hate others: when the lives of the people you hate go well, you spite them and hate yourself for not doing as well as them. I think the pain you feel when you hurt someone you love is better than the satisfaction you feel when you hurt someone you hate. If you try to take from people, then you'll never be satisfied, there'll always be more to have. But when you give to others, you're done when you're done. Not that you really have a choice whether to love or hate. Nobody chooses to hate, but they're made to hate by unfortunate circumstances, by the trauma of life. Everyone would choose love given a free and informed choice.
These two beliefs inform my metaphysical and ethical beliefs. I used to be an atheist, but I've become convinced that there is a God who created all worlds by thinking them into existence. I believe that God exists because God is good, a belief that dates back to Plato. This solves the problem of regression: what caused or designed God's mind? It gives a fuller explanation of why people, who are capable of appreciating and valuing reality, exist. Not just because of a series of prior causes, but because of our telos or ends; we give reality purpose, as does God.
I believe in the Taoist version of the golden rule: "Consider your neighbour's loss your loss, and your neighbour's benefit your benefit". Or, as Jesus put it later in history: "Love your neighbour as yourself".
For this reason, I think that violence is never called for unless it is used to minimize the violence of another. We have a right to stop people harming others, but no right to force people to do good, for example by taking their money and giving it to others. This means that I'm a libertarian, and believe in minimal government intervention. If we were wise and just, we wouldn't need to be governed, and so the state is a necessary evil.
This is my statement of my beliefs so far, but they may change over time, especially as I talk to others with different views. We shall see.