Do you know what your Values are? A value is something that is most important to you. It is feelings, personal beliefs, ideas and behaviour characters that you hold close to you. Your values help you to determine what is most important and less important to you. They help you make decisions and you base your judgment on situations via your values. Your behaviour, attitudes, dislikes and likes are all grounded in your values.
Recently, I decided to sit down and have a look at my own Personal Values system. I identified the Values I have currently in my life and then I listed a Values system that I aspire to and use to empower me to move forward to live the life I truly want to live. I would like to share my Values system with you and challenge you to identify and list your own Values system. You will be amazed by how empowered you will feel once you can put a name to the Values you would like to embrace in your own life.
My Personal Values system that I aspire to (I use Osho Zen tarot cards on a regular basis and the more I work with them, the more I have discovered that most of my Personal Values resonate with the words used in the Osho Zen tarot deck):
Existence – “Home” is not a physical place in the outside world but rather an inner quality of relaxation and acceptance. We are One with the stars, the rocks, the trees, the flowers, fish and birds. Feeling “at home” wherever I am.
Love/Friendliness – with those close and dear to me, I wish to have relationships that are mature, natural and at ease with one another. I wish there to be no sense of “urgency” about connection, no neediness, no desire to change the other into something else. It is love that is truly unconditional, without expectations or demands. A broader take on Love is compassion for all of humanity and other living and non-living beings of the world around me.
Shamanism – to be a healer on all levels.
Abundance – being whole. Rich in body, rich in science, rich in meditation, rich in consciousness.
Integration – symbol of self-creation, new life and mystical union (alchemy).
Innocence – a life fully lived has a quality of wisdom and acceptance of the ever-changing wonders of life.
Health – to be emotionally, physically and spiritually balanced.
Patience – it is the greatest treasure to be able to wait for the right moment.
Playfulness – the ability to see life as non-serious, full of laughter.
Ordinariness – to find fulfillment by having extraordinary moments become ordinary moments. Beauty, joy, happiness can be found in the simple, ordinary things of life.
This Personal Values system inspires me. I use it more and more to base my decisions on, to guide me to make the choices right for me, to bring in joy, peace and harmony. It empowers me to love and feel loved, to have more wisdom and understanding about the world around me. I will be “rich” in every sense of the word. It highlights to me the importance of taking care of myself and my health. It gives me the courage to be the transformational healer and life coach in the most effective way that will contribute and empower others to grow through their own personal development. It will steer me towards a life of fulfillment and ultimately, to living my true life purpose in this life. I urge and encourage you to do the same by knowing and living by your own, true Personal Values system.