I announced this post over three weeks ago and it has developed in my mind since then. Maybe it was foresight, but tuning in to my legend and making the inner connection have been on my mind ever since. I have spent time to reconnect and things are becoming very clear. I expect that I have a lot of material for posts, but I will only post them when they are ‘ripe’.
I have five personal values that I regard as my personal core values. They represent the things I want to experience in this life. The first time I actively discovered these personal values was 6 years ago, during an intense session with a guided meditation. At that time I recognized them, but did not know what to do with them and how they could be useful.
I revisited these values in other training and meditation sessions and my understanding of what they mean for me grew over time. It’s good to revisit them as they will mature over time, but for now, these are my five personal core values:
Love is a central theme in my life. I need love and have a lot of love to give. Love for life, for people, for animals, for nature, for beautiful things, for the things I do and so on. But the most important is the love for my family and friends.
I’m here to have lots of fun. I love laughing and I love to do fun things, with other people or alone. Time is too precious not to have fun, but it’s so easy to let this one slip. Sometimes we’re just too serious and it’s so easy to get caught in that atmosphere. I’m dedicated to have fun and not let this happen anymore. Not to me, and if I can, not to anybody.
Freedom is a value that’s really strong within me. Freedom is something I value on all plains of life, from the physical freedom of movement to the mental freedom of thought and decisions. This value sets a clear directions for me, both to actively attain freedom and to prevent me from doing things that might limit my freedom in the future.
I value things that are real and authentic. The things I do, think and say are in connection with who I am. Knowing my values and having a clear direction in my life are part of that and helpful at the same time.
There’s so much outside pressure in the form of people, companies, government, schools, church, and many other institutions. They all try to tell you who to be and how to live. Having the inner connection is essential in withstanding that pressure and choosing to be who you want to be, and choosing to do what you want to do. Not what THEY want you to do.
I aim for growth in most aspects of my life. My interest on personal development is rooted in this value. I’m fascinated by potential and love the energy and creativity associated with fulfilling that potential. Both for myself and when helping others to achieve growth.
Using the values
Over the past couple of weeks I used these values as a foundation for my personal mission statement, and subsequently for guidelines for several areas of my life. Following down that path I was able to set very specific goals that could be traced back to my personal core values. The Early Bird Challenge was a great example of this.