Vision and Values

I have looked at my list of values again.  I have lot of things!  I guess when I started yesterday, I was trying to narrow it down some by both combining/sub-categorizing some values and just plain trying to weed through them.  I am looking at this list again and feel somewhat overwhelmed.  What I’ve got so far for the big categories are:

  • Authenticity
  • Curiosity
  • Growth
  • Compassion/Fairness/Justice
  • Creativity
  • Loyalty/Security/Stability
  • Autonomy
  • Determination
  • Balance/Peace
  • Family/Friends

I think I want to narrow it down….and I just realized that I want to add Spirituality.  The process of narrowing down doesn’t work too well if I add more!



  1. Authenticity –Self-respect, kindness, wisdom, honesty, consistent actions and words, integrity
  2. Curiosity—learning, knowledge, growth
  3. Compassion—loyalty, friends, family
  4. Spirituality – wonder, awareness, one-ness, wholeness
  5. Creativity—beauty, accepting imperfection, process, creating
  6. Autonomy–determination
  7. Balance –centeredness, calmness, security, stability


Personal Mission Statement

I will act with integrity from an authentic self, so that I may respectfully, compassionately and justly engage with the people and world around me.   I will maintain a curiosity about both mundane and wondrous things, allowing my inquiries to be opportunities for discovery and growth.  I will live compassionately and approach family, friends and others with the understanding that none of us are meant to be perfect and that judging others is a reflection of my own self-judgment.  I will let my spirit be open to the wonders of the world and have an awareness of the interconnected web of which I am a part.  I will honor my creative energies and allow and accept imperfection in my work as my hands represent what dwells in my heart.  I will live as an autonomous being, depending but not being dependent on others.  I will strive for stability and inner-calm in my life, eliminating the need for extremes, and accepting the gentle place of balance.

Okay…getting closer.  This is still in draft form…But I am honing in on it!

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