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:
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!
- Authenticity –Self-respect, kindness, wisdom, honesty, consistent actions and words, integrity
- Curiosity—learning, knowledge, growth
- Compassion—loyalty, friends, family
- Spirituality – wonder, awareness, one-ness, wholeness
- Creativity—beauty, accepting imperfection, process, creating
- 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!