Values are what is important to us, it’s what we ‘value’, and what gives us purpose. They are the foundation that drives most, if not all, our decisions in life. Most of us can identify, at our core, of 5-7 values. These core values are unique to us and if 2 people have the same value, such as adventure, each of them will express them differently in their daily actions and language. Honoring our values and being in sync with them is an expression of Care & Love of Self.
Values help us make wiser decisions
Values help us through challenging times
Values help us keep on track
Values help us feel aligned inside and out
When we are not in alignment with our values we can experience a feeling of frustration, resentment, or anger, a moment of value conflict. The value conflict can’t be easily resolved with facts because values are at the core of who we are. We can persuade others to change their opinions but not their core values.
Examples of Value Conflicts
- Individual freedom-Respect for others
Value Conflicts can happen within ourselves. For example, you have a core value of variation, you really love change, however, you need to have financial stability. You may find there are times you are resentful to have to choose or you may feel something is out of kilter. Check in with yourself, which value is important at this moment? What could you change, add or eliminate?
When we’re out of sync with our core values, what matters most to us, we don’t feel good within ourselves, we feel we lost our Mojo, and we seem to struggle to create a fulfilling life. However when we know our core values and consciously live according to them, our path becomes a wee bit more clear, there’s a sense of ease, grace and perhaps a lot more fun. We Thrive Whole~Heartily!!!