Values – the building blocks of our life, the pillars of our character, the foundation of our philosophy.
Our attitude toward life is defined by our values and the beliefs that we hold in. These values and beliefs define the quality of our living, construct our personality and describe our soul.
Values are the code that we are using to program our existence, the principles for our behavior, the standards and the morals of what we see as right and wrong. They define our inner word, and how we perceive the external. Not to mention how we interact with other human beings as well as our connection to nature. It is very important, you see, to understand and determine what are our values.
“Values reflect what is important to the way you live and work.”
In order to create the life you want to have, not the life society or your parents wants you to have, the life you TRULY and deep down you want, – you need to define your core values.
Equally important after that is to live according to them. I believe everyone should embody and live up to certain values in order to flow and progress through life. Because not knowing your values hides its risks. A risk of being a characterless and a dry human being, going mindlessly over life without knowing what you are, what do you want to do, and blindly following ideologies or society’s interests.
“Define your priorities, know your values and believe in your purpose. Only then can you effectively share yourself with others.” Les Brown
By living in accordance and harmony with our values we learn to be authentic and pure.
Firstly, a person with defined values know’s what is right and what is wrong for him, what works and what doesn’t work for him. Secondly, he is grounded, he is more aware of his existence and his presence. Thirdly, what interests him and what not. I can keep going, but that’s not the point. The point is – everyone should define his values in order to experience life more entirely and positively!
“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” Roy E. Disney
How do we define our values?
First of all, know and have the desire to do so. Then, sit quietly with your back straight and start observing your mind. It is great fun I’m telling you. You can learn from books, teachers, masters, friends, but this knowledge is never the same as learning from YOURSELF. I’m talking about direct experience. The form of knowledge that you can never attain externally, but it is always within you, always with you. Start practicing self-inquiry, the so-called method of getting to know yourself. Start asking yourself questions, look inside yourself, who are you?
I’ve created a list with questions, which you can find here, and these will help you define your values. Remember: You are what you believe in. Before determinating a certain value that you THINK you hold, make a review from all perspectives, make sure that you internally HOLD this value. Please, this is very important, make sure that this VALUE is something you truly believe, not SOMETHING you wish YOU had.
Live life on your own terms, with harmony and positivity. Spread the light, do acts of kindness.
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