An interesting root for me is still the bible. I'm still quite influenced by it, and referencing directly to it has proven not always to be necessary because it dwells within.
To me, for me, it is not about strict religious guidlines alone, it is a great number of things that go back to the basics of rudimentary psychological development and the evidence of such within one's daily life.
Everything I encounter, everything I study still seems to subconsciencely have to go through that mental filter.
The bible represents both good and bad, hence, not condoning mediocrity but rather instead requiring us to think for our own selves and to develop as self-sufficiently as possible, or else we would not be of any service, of any quality, to anyone else.
Every directional path I take from day to day still represents biblical development to me.
Of course a good number of my posts may suggest otherwise, but for what ultimate purpose? Smile, too many things already make one frown, why should I habitually do so?