Values

Values are what we find meaningful in life. They are what you care about and consider to be important. Values are different for everybody, and they can change over time. Values are different from goals. Put crudely, goals can be achieved whereas values are more like compass directions that we want to head in. For example we might have the goal of getting our children to school on time, which sits within the values of “being a good parent”, or the goal of going for a jog while placing value upon exercise and physical health.

Here how you can have spiritual driven values : https://empress2inspire.blog/2020/09/13/tips-for-leading-a-spiritual-life-level-3/

The domains below are valued by some people. leaving aside any obstacles for the moment, think about what is important to you, and what you think makes for a meaningful life that you could value.

  • Family Relations – What kind of relationships do you want with your family? What kind of mother/father/brother/sister/uncle/aunt do you want to be?
  • Physical Wellbeing – What kind of values do you have regarding your physical wellbeing? How do you want to look after yourself?
  • Citizenship/ Community – What kind of environment do you want to be part of? How do you want to contribute to your community?
  • Spirituality – What kind of relationship do you want with God/ nature/ the Earth?
  • Recreation – How would you like to enjoy yourself? What relaxes you? When are you most playful?
  • Education/ Training/ Personal Growth – How would you like to grow? What kind of skills would you like develop? What would you like to know more about?
  • Marriage/ Couple/ Intimate Relations – What kind of husband/wife/partner do you want to be? What quality of relationship do you want to be a part of?
  • Parenting – What sort of parent do you want to be? What qualities do you want your children to see to you?
  • Friendships/ Social Relationships – What sort of friend do you want to be? What friendships is it important to cultivate? How would you like to act towards your friends?
  • Employment – What kind of work is valuable to you? What qualities do you want to being as an employee? What kind of work relationships would you like to build?

So what are the values you swear by?

Reference : https://www.psychologytools.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/values_1.jpg

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Singhshma says:

    Everything stems from my spiritual position. From there all my other values flow

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    1. GS says:

      Spiritual values are the integrative values of human soul consisting of altruistic, humanistic, personal, divine, and affective values leading to spiritual growth of personality. Divine values which help us to love God and are the values for submission to God, such as Piety, and Compassion.

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      1. Singhshma says:

        Oh my gosh we could totally be besties šŸ¤£!! Yes šŸ’ÆšŸ’–šŸ™

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      2. GS says:

        šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ‘šŸ¼

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  2. Ryn says:

    Wow this is beautiful

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Ryn. Values are stable long-lasting beliefs about what is important to a person. They become standards by which people order their lives and make their choices. A belief will develop into a value when the person’s commitment to it grows and they see it as being important.

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      1. Ryn says:

        Wow šŸ¤©

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  3. Ryn says:

    This is amazing!!!!!!

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  4. the greatvincent says:

    Well…that’s a lot of self questioning mind blowing they need group discussion brain storming

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  5. the greatvincent says:

    Well…that’s a lot of self questioning mind blowing they need group discussion

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    1. GS says:

      Only you can define your values. In addition to its intrinsic value, culture provides important social and economic benefits. With improved learning and health, increased tolerance, and opportunities to come together with others, culture enhances our quality of life and increases overall well-being for both individuals and communities.

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      1. the greatvincent says:

        Values don’t only matter to me but to those who idolize me, whatever I do I don’t want to disappoint them but I must be happy with my values

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      2. GS says:

        People will get inspired only when you show good values. It doesn’t work the other way round.

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  6. Dragthepen says:

    Great reminder about what values are and the meaning to our lives.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes indeed. Our values are things that we deem important and can include concepts like equality, honesty, education, effort, perseverance, loyalty, faithfulness, conservation of the environment and many, many other concepts. Our beliefs grow from what we see, hear, experience, read and think about.

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      1. Dragthepen says:

        Thank you for this comment ā¤ļø

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome. Thank you for stopping by again.

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  7. Lively Life says:

    Really great questions.

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you found the questions thought provoking. Values reflect our sense of right and wrong. They help us grow and develop. They help us create the future we want. The decisions we make every day are a reflection of our values.

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      1. Lively Life says:

        Agreed. And we can say we like spending time with family but the decision to be on the phone the whole time, is what creates the disharmony and confusion for some. Awareness is a beautiful thing.

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      2. GS says:

        Yes indeed

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  8. Bring back to the basics!!!

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    1. GS says:

      Yes indeed Tamika. Our values reflect what is important to us in life. They are often referred to as our personal guiding principles or life goals. While we may have a variety of shorter term goals that are specific to a situation, like getting a job or a promotion, running a marathon, or visiting Hawaii, our values are life-goals that not specific to any one situation. Values guide our behaviour in all aspects of our life, including our home life, our work life and our social life. Values are important because they guide our beliefs, attitudes and behaviour.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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      1. Always a pleasure to share your posts with followers, Dear! Hope you are having a great weekend!
        xoxox šŸ˜˜šŸ’•šŸŽšŸŒ¹

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  9. This is a nice breakdown of some of the basics we all aspire to. This is something I needed to see right now!

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you. I am glad you liked the post. Our values inform our thoughts, words, and actions.
      They help us to create the future we want to experience. The decisions we make are a reflection of our values and beliefs, and they are always directed towards a specific purpose.

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      1. Love your comment!! So true. Our values shape who we are and our decisions and our choices determine our lives!!
        xoxox šŸ˜ŠšŸ’•šŸŒ¹

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      2. GS says:

        Oh yes indeed.

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