How was your weekend? What did you do, who did you meet, what did you eat? What did you read? What things did you enjoy and what things didn’t you?
Have you ever wondered WHY you have the life that you have? Why do you sometimes feel like you are growing and roaring and other times you feel like you are going backwards?
Let me ask you this question… WHY did you do the things that you did over the weekend? Take a moment and think about it. Did you consciously choose what you did or did you end up doing what life had presented to you? In other words, were the things you did aligned to your purpose? Did your actions contribute to your goals?
Whether you know it or not, whatever you did (or didn’t do) this weekend is a result of your VALUES.
YOUR VALUES, IN COMBINATION WITH YOUR BELIEFS, ARE WHAT DRIVE YOUR LIFE.
Your VALUES are an invisible force that controls all your life decisions and are responsible for determining your direction in life. When your decisions are not a necessity, they are a choice. And choices always come from our values and beliefs.
This is a game changer….YOUR DECISIONS ARE BASED ON YOUR VALUES. SO IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR VALUES ARE, THEN YOU CAN KNOW THE RIGHT DECISIONS FOR YOU!
And this is the best part… your values are a direct link to your soul, spirit, god or your higher self. They will never change over time. They are, they have, and they will always remain the same, as they are you, and you don’t choose them. You recognise them in yourself.
Living a life based on your values is like living the life of a god. You feel powerful, you have the clarity to make the right decisions, and you feel inspired and aligned with other people and circumstances that are vibrating in the same frequency. Your life will rock!
Maybe until reading this, you never ‘questioned’ what your values are. That means they have been operating your life outside of your awareness and therefore, without your consent.
There is an invisible belief system that conditions our behaviour. Ignoring or denying it is what keep us in the darkness, in an ego-based way of living.
You can blame other people or circumstances but ultimately you are 100% responsible for where you are in your life. Every single choice you made has led you to where you are today. But that can change straight away. Right now!
What are your core values? What values resonate so profoundly in you that you would never betray them? You see, when you recognise your values, your ego-mind has no choice but to accept that there is something bigger than the mind.
You either live a life based on your ego and what you want the world to see, or you live a life based on your values – who you really are – and what you have to OFFER to the world out of love, compassion and genuine care.
Here is a short list of the main values that I always go through with my clients as soon as we start working together. Feel free to add other values to your list as well.
1. Make a first selection of the core values for you.
2. Select at least 5 and put them in order from most to least important for you.
Health / Fitness
Being the best
The list of values will help you to develop a clearer sense of what’s most important to you in life. Your next job is to start living a life based on these values.
For example, in my case, my core values are EMPOWERMENT and CLARITY.
Let’s take empowerment as an example. Everything I do in life I have to feel empowered by or I have to empower someone. I don’t only use my values with my clients, but in every aspect of my life. When I go to a restaurant, I make sure that the wait-staff feel empowered. When I walk in the street and I see faces filled with stress or worry, I smile at them and try to steal a smile back from them. When I DJ, I try to lift people’s moods. When I write my blogs, I tried to give people the tools they need to empower themselves.
Here is a biggie… it’s when you live your life based on your values, that your life will have meaning and you feel fulfilled. The true satisfaction and gratification is not to smile someone in the street, it’s the reflection of the smile back that makes ALL the difference. It’s the feeling of knowing that you have contributed in a positive way into someone’s life!
Knowing your values is a window to knowing yourself. Who you truly are and what is important and meaningful for you in life.
When the ‘word’ of the values transmutes into the feeling of the meaning of the word, that’s when the magic happens. That’s when it ‘clicks’ in your system. That is when you ‘recognise’ the truth in you. That is when you have the ‘a-ha’ moment. That’s when darkness and confusion will dissipate and your true light will shine.
When you discover your true light, that’s when you will discover your dharma, your duty, your purpose in life.
While words remain on an intellectual level, you will still be living from your ego-mind and you won’t be able to make any changes (as your mind is a master of hiding out of sight your true purpose) in your life or in the life of other.
So now you know another BIG secret. If you want to make truthful and significant changes in your life, check out your values first. Recognise them, and live a life that is true to them.
To your empowerment!