“The unexamined life is not worth living” – Plato –
The first step towards living more authentically, more aligned with who you truly are is by first being clear about what your core values are.
While we all value many similar things like love, respect, freedom, adventure, security, family, and community, what one person’s top 5 core values are may be completely different from another person’s set of core values.
What often happens is we live, by default, living along the lines of what we were told to value by our families, our culture, society and the media.
To assume we value the same things as what we have been told to value is a real travesty.
In hospice nurse Brone Ware’s book “The Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing”, she states that the number one regret expressed by those facing their immortality was, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
What regrets do you have?
Are you living the life others expect of you or are you living a life true to yourself?
Attached is a Value assessment called What do You Value.