What matters to you right now, today as you are going into another year of your life?
Not what you have used for maybe 40, 50 or 60 years, but what is aching in your heart today? For today’s world so that you maybe live happy, healthy and fulfilled.
This last year, 2020, has allowed everyone to reassess what life is about. It threw everyone off their habitual patterns and ways of doing such as working from home, not being able to be with family and friends anytime you wanted, or not going out to eat.
Wearing masks, or for some, not. How do you feel about your freedoms from that choice? Or, how is your decision living your spiritual principles of the golden rule or as the bible teaches sacrificing for others?
The pandemic of 2020 has given most people more time at home with their families. Is that what you really wanted? Where is the right amount for you?
What are your values guiding you towards as you head into 2021? It’s easy to say what your values are, but much trickier living those. I would push you to understand why you might not be walking your talk. Do those values you are choosing sound good, but not really true for you?
Where are you headed with what you believe and what you are practicing and living?
Notice the discrepancies.
Maybe 2021 is meant for you to become more authentic, live closer to what’s right for you even if that includes being selfish, taking time for yourself. So what value would be important for you to do that?
As Idowu Koyenikan says, “A highly developed values system is like a compass. It serves as a guide to point you in the right direction when you are lost.”
How can clearly defining your values and what you want for your life this year, help you feel fulfilled and more at peace with what’s happening? One reason is the outside world is not guiding what is true to you.
Set intentions to consciously live your values. Maybe take 1 of your values each month to really focus on. To live by in all parts of your life, even when the challenges come up. Like trust, if that’s one of your values, for January. Find ways it is playing out in your life and how you respond, live or react to life through the lenses of trust.
Do you trust God, the Universe will provide for you even when circumstances are not good?
Do you trust what others are telling you?
Do you trust the highest and greatest good is being shown for you?
Then, February, it’s the month of love. Are you loving in all your interactions, not just when things go your way? Do you share your love willingly and unconditionally?
How about March use freedom as your value to guide you? Or whatever other of your values you have chosen.
The idea is to consciously be aware of what you truly value and know how they are guiding your life. Let your values be your compass on what you choose, not whatever is around you, not what others are doing or maybe expect of you. Do what is right for you and let your values be your guide.
Then 2021 will be a prosperous year for you. You will be living freely, abundantly and peacefully. You will be surrounded by what matters to YOU.
Share with me what your top values are.