For the next several weeks we will explore the topic of authenticity. I will be sharing tidbits of my upcoming 10-week workshop series: Journey to Authenticity. Did you miss last weeks article? View it – here.
This week we will explore the topic of what is most important to you in your life; we call them values.
To live a life congruent with our values we need to first be aware of what our values are. Secondly, we need to remind ourselves of our dreams? Have we paused long enough in our busy lives to simply sit down and reflect on these two questions? It can be an exciting task to undertake. We often let go of our early dreams in life which can quickly get replaced by the daily responsibilities of work, family etc. We set them aside until later – but when is later? We wait until our holidays, our next paycheck, retirement, or when we are thinner – to re-explore our dreams. We are often waiting to realize those long lost dreams that lurk there in the depths of our heart and soul. We are living somewhere in the future instead of the present. We owe it to ourselves to live fully now.
I view people living congruent with their values as those who are passionate, always excited, happy, have a positive attitude and are not afraid of making mistakes. They have integrity, boundaries, can say no, and confront their fears. I feel that I can trust them. Do you know people like that? We are naturally drawn to them! We seek what we might call congruence in our friendships, our partners, our teachers, our employers and/or our employees.
I suggest doing some inner reflection this week.
1. What are my values?
2. What is my truth?
3. Am I living my own life, or a life that is expected of me?
4. Are the voices of my parents, teachers or friends echoing in my head as truth, or am I the authentic leader of my own life?
Can we live in true alignment with our values without caring what others think and not dimming our own light to make others around us happy? This never serves our highest good and eventually we will feel resentful or angry.
Does this serve as an enticing tidbit for you…please join me for the 10-week, Journey to Authenticity, life changing series on January 24.
Each week we have deep conversations as we explore the topic. We practice authenticity with amazing handouts that provide step by step support and guidance.